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Wisconsin’s short-term economic future appears to be a lot rosier than it was just three months ago.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ranks the Badger State 20th in an index that predicts the economic growth of all 50 states over the next six months.


In April, Wisconsin ranked a dismal 49th – second from the bottom. Since then, the data that was used for the April ranking was revised, and Wisconsin received a final ranking of 40th for that month.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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