Top 25 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

Our manufacturing strength is concentrated in one main area. It’s known as Wisconsin. 

  1. Marinette, WI
  2. Watertown/Fort Atkinson, WI
  3. Appleton, WI
  4. Wausau, WI
Source: SmartAsset

Most Innovative Universities in the World


UW System

It goes without saying that innovation happens here, but Reuters went ahead and said it anyway.

Fastest Growing IT Cities

Why does Madison keep popping up on these growing IT sector lists? You’re smart…troubleshoot that.

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Madison, WI
Source: Forbes

Most Bike Friendly Cities

You need intelligence, work ethic and a little luck to grow a business. What you don’t need is a car.



Milwaukee best city for car-free commutes (Redfin)



Madison best city in the Midwest for biking to work (U.S. Census Bureau)


Wisconsin, home of the four-hour vacation destination

You’re busy changing the world and whatnot, so taking a vacation might seem impossible. In Wisconsin, you’d be back before anyone knows you’re gone.

Top cities for University STEM graduates

Start your company where talent lives. Madison ranks 1st for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates. That’s not a bad place to start.

  1. Madison, WI
  2. Albany, NY
  3. Springfield, MA
  4. Rochester, NY
  5. Raleigh, NC
  6. Syracuse, NY
  7. Provo-Orem, UT
  8. Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA
  10. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
Source: Brookings

Top universities for patent development worldwide

Out of 17,000 Universities in the world, UW-Madison ranks 7th for attaining patents. Yes, we said WORLD!

  1. University of California System
  2. MIT
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Texas
  5. Tsinghua University
  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. John Hopkins University
  4. Columbia University
  5. University of Michigan

Source: National Academy of Inventors/Intellectual Property Owners Association


Top 5 places to live in America? Depends who you ask has ranked Madison WI 3rd best place to live in America.

  1. Rochester, MN
  2. Bellevue, WA
  3. Madison, WI
  4. Santa Barbara, CA
  5. Boulder, CO

But wait! says Madison ranks 1st for Quality of Life. We’ll let them fight it out.

  1. Madison, WI
  2. Lincoln, NE
  3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. St. Paul, MN
  5. Omaha, NE

Top states for doing business



Scored on more than 60 measures of competitiveness.

Source: CNBC


Booming Mid-Market Business Sector



News Flash! Wisconsin outperforms California, New York and Texas when it comes to scaling up mid-market companies.
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