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Experts say Google investment good for central Wisconsin economy

6:41 PM, Feb. 23, 2014
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The recent announcement of an Internet giant's multimillion-dollar investment in a central Wisconsin technology provider bodes well for the region's economy, one local expert said.

Google Capital's $40 million investment in Wisconsin Rapids-based Renaissance Learning Inc. indicates that central Wisconsin has the necessary infrastructure to run the educational technology provider to the extent that it is able to attract the attention of the big-name firm, said Tom Walsh, north central regional economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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