The ongoing effort to make Wisconsin a nationally recognized technology hub could get a $7.5 million boost from state funds following the passage this week of a bill designed to help Wisconsin compete for up to $70 million in federal funds.

The Biden administration selected Wisconsin from a pool of a few hundred last October, awarding it designation as one of 31 regional “tech hubs.” Submitted by a consortium of biohealth businesses, colleges and economic development agencies, Wisconsin’s successful application focused on the Madison and Milwaukee-Waukesha regions as hotbeds of innovation in personalized medicine, the growing field of tailoring medical treatments to a patient’s genes.

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