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Doing Business In Wisconsin

Doing Business In Wisconsin 2018-04-25T13:52:30+00:00

WISCONSIN MEANS BUSINESS

Wisconsin’s ideal business climate is the result of many forces: a prime location, a balanced budget, investments in education and training, a strong work ethic and a focus on research and development. And, as a right-to-work state with a fully-funded pension program, ambitious companies who open shop in our state are primed to prosper.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and other state partners offer access to programs and resources to help start, relocate or expand business in Wisconsin. Through collaboration with local and regional economic development organizations, academia and industry associations, businesses are connected to growth-oriented solutions to help maximize their potential. This commitment to collaboration creates an environment for success and provides the support for your business to reach new heights in Wisconsin.

HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from entrepreneurial support to workforce development.

#9

IN STATE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK RANKINGS
The Economic Outlook Ranking is a forecast based on a state’s current standing, including income tax, minimum wage and number of public employees.

ALEC, 2016

#7

MADISON RANKS IN BEST CITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Hopeful business owners have the state's support when opening a business here.

Forbes Magazine, 2016

#1

MADISON IS THE BEST AT BRINGING MILLENNIALS INTO WORKFORCE
We're bringing fresh minds to our state so they can bring fresh solutions to the world.

CareerBuilder, February 2017

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HAVE A LOOK IN WISCONSIN®

Charming small-town living with close proximity to major metro areas

VISIT SOUTHWEST

Education, culture-rich communities and $1 billion in yearly research

VISIT SOUTH CENTRAL

Lake Michigan, old world charm and craft beer and Wisconsin’s largest city

VISIT SOUTHEAST

Scenic landscape, high qualify of life and an abundance of recreational activities

VISIT WEST CENTRAL

Extraordinary quality of life, outdoor recreation and business-friendly communities

VISIT CENTRAL

Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

VISIT NORTHEAST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTHWEST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTH

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DISCOVER WISCONSIN'S REGIONS

Each region offers a slightly different mix of all that's great in Wisconsin.

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NORTH

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WISCONSIN®

In a place that values new experiences and fun, there’s alway something different to do.

HUDSON HOT AIR AFFAIR

February 2018

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AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

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Idea to Prototype expands statewide

UW-Stout’s Center for Innovation and Development's Idea to Prototype Program was able to expand from the Stout area to statewide reach this year with the help of the $50,000 it received from the WEDC. Read More

WISCONSIN NEWS

From the latest announcements and economic developments to behind-the-scenes insight into the best state in the Midwest, find complete coverage of all things Wisconsin here.

Foxconn to expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with new Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire

July 16, 2018|0 Comments

Foxconn Technology Group has announced the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center. Read More

City of Madison receives $500,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Oscar Mayer plant

July 11, 2018|0 Comments

Laying the groundwork for the redevelopment of the former Oscar Mayer plant, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the City of Madison is receiving a $500,000 state grant to help finance infrastructure work on the site. Read More

Menomonee Falls receives state grant to support redevelopment of historic downtown fire station

July 10, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC has awarded the Village of Menomonee Falls a $79,300 grant to support the redevelopment of the city’s old fire station into a new casual dining restaurant and banquet hall. Read More

TESTIMONIALS

Wisconsin’s strong economic engine is helping businesses across the state maximize their success. Learn how companies are thriving by exploring our testimonials.

“TMD is excited to partner with the great state of Wisconsin and the outstanding people of Beloit and Rock County as we expand our operations in support of Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep Cherokee program. TMD selected Beloit because of its proximity to our customer, the availability and quality of the workforce, the high quality of life the region offers our employees, and the pro-business environment in the state.”

STEVE CIUCCI • PRESIDENT, TOLEDO MOLDING & DIE • BELOIT, WI

“We want to locate where residents are comfortable having a large distribution center as a neighbor, because, ultimately, joining a community is a symbiotic relationship. When we’re deciding where to invest $40 to $50 million of the company’s capital, it’s not only about economics. We want to be confident that our project will get the appropriate level of attention, the planning and permit process will go smoothly, and that there’s harmony in the community. It’s simple, but it doesn’t always happen.”

SEAN GRIFFIN • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, UNFI • BELOIT, WI