Dec 16, 2013

Press Release: Xconomy Launches in Wisconsin – Ninth Bureau in Rapidly Expanding National High-Tech News Network

Press Release: December 16, 2013

Xconomy today announces the debut of Xconomy Wisconsin. The most recent location in its fast-growing national high-tech news network, it represents the third new Xconomy bureau to open in 2013 and the ninth throughout the US.

Keeping with Xconomy’s mission to be the authoritative voice on the exponential economy, coverage focuses on Wisconsin’s developing high-tech sectors. These include life sciences, information technology, advanced manufacturing, water, and energy.

“Wisconsin has been on the Top 10 list of places we wanted a bureau since launching Xconomy in 2007,” says Xconomy CEO and Editor in Chief Bob Buderi. “It’s a region in the midst of a high-technology surge, and we’ve received enthusiastic support from a number of companies and organizations in the Wisconsin innovation community, many of whom already were readers.”

Well-known Wisconsin business reporter Jeff Engel will head up Xconomy Wisconsin. Previously, Engel served as the manufacturing/technology reporter at The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee. Earlier in his career, he was the business and health care reporter for the Marshfield News-Herald in central Wisconsin. Engel’s experience will allow him to bring thoughtful coverage to the Xconomy audience.

“Although Wisconsin isn’t usually mentioned in the same breath as startup hubs on the coasts, there is so much innovation here that deserves a spotlight,” says Engel. “I’m excited to share those stories with Xconomy readers.”

Xconomy launches Xconomy Wisconsin with underwriting support from American Family Insurance, Arrowhead Research Corporation, BioForward, Exact Sciences Corporation, Flying Car, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, gener8tor, Madison Gas and Electric, Madison Region Economic Partnership, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, as well as assistance from venture capital member 4490 Ventures.

“As Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, WEDC is pleased to welcome Xconomy to our state,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of the WEDC. “When you look at the other cities around the nation where Xconomy has a presence, Xconomy’s decision to launch its next site in Madison/Milwaukee says a lot about the region’s innovative and vibrant business climate.”

Readers can find coverage from Xconomy Wisconsin at

About Xconomy:
Xconomy is the premier news and events organization dedicated to providing information and insight about the business of technology. Xconomy is staffed by world-class journalists and supported by “the Xconomists,” who include more than 300 of the country’s leading innovators. Based in Cambridge, MA, Xconomy covers the Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Texas, and Wisconsin markets.

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