The integrated network of Wisconsin’s multimodal transportation system functions
as a platform for the entire state economy.
110,000 miles of interstate, state and local roads facilitate the movement of over 75 percent of commerce in the state
20 commercial ports handle more than $7 billion of cargo annually
133 public-use or general aviation airports accommodating more than 6 million passengers and moving approximately 116 million pounds of cargo a year
12 railroads, including four Class I railroads, carrying more than 190 million tons of cargo each year
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Within Reach of the Markets You Need
A pillar of the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin’s central location provides access to markets throughout the country. And as the only state bordered by two Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, our port system puts businesses within reach of markets around the world.
A Great Place for Work and Play
People and businesses have been coming to Wisconsin for generations because of the high quality of life and a very low risk of natural disasters—decreasing the risk of downtime and reduced productivity for a business. And when combined with quality public schools; access to arts, leisure and outdoor recreation; and one of the lowest cost of living indices in the country, you’ll often find our state at the top of lists highlighting the best places to live, work, play and raise a family.
A few of the rankings that show Wisconsin is a great place to live: