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Business Climate

Business Climate2019-06-24T15:00:01-05:00

POLICIES THAT DRIVE BUSINESS GROWTH

In Wisconsin®, we’ve created policies that advance emerging industries and allow businesses to compete nationally and globally. From a business-friendly tax approach and minority business funding to training grants and tort reform, we’re creating an environment that spurs investment and instills confidence in the future. With a balanced budget and a fully funded pension system, we understand the importance of fiscal responsibility in helping business owners expand their operations in Wisconsin.

We’re preparing our workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow by creating experts in the fields where Wisconsin has an existing or emerging competitive advantage. Our significant investment in workforce development ensures that workers in Wisconsin are ready to do the jobs that drive your business.

With this “can-do” spirit, Wisconsin is poised to lead new industry advancements in such pivotal industries as biohealth, water technology, energy, food production and manufacturing, among others. Our unique blend of public-private partnerships across industry, government and academia come together to MAKE remarkable HAPPEN in Wisconsin.

Business climate in Wisconsin

HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from tax policies and industry development to business growth and funding.

MADISON #1

CITY WHERE WOMEN ARE FINDING GREAT SUCCESS
Women here have an unemployment rate of just 1.60%, and almost 30% have a bachelor's degree

SmartAsset, 2019

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STATES WITH A FULLY FUNDED PENSION SYSTEM
Wisconsin's fund serves more than 632,000 workers and retirees for the state and 1,499 local governments.

Public Plans Data; Bloomberg 2018

6 TOP STARTUP ECOSYTEMS

MADISON, MILWAUKEE, GREEN BAY, LA CROSSE, EAU CLAIRE & RACINE
These cities are identified as top startup ecosystems in the Midwest in the 2018 State of the Silicon Prairie Report

Silicon Prairie News, February 2019

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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.

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WEDC launches new Wisconsin Supplier Network website

October 8, 2019|Comments Off on WEDC launches new Wisconsin Supplier Network website

Wisconsin Supplier Network replaces the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace site and features a free online directory of suppliers and services as well as a communications platform that provides regular newsletters and alerts to promote new business opportunities, supplier development resources and industry networking initiatives. Read More

Governor Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to meet with economic development leaders in statewide tour

October 4, 2019|Comments Off on Governor Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to meet with economic development leaders in statewide tour

Governor Tony Evers and Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC will visit communities across Wisconsin next week in a series of events highlighting the state’s economic development efforts. Read More

MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“Wisconsin helped us find the site that we were looking for after we gave them the criteria we were looking for and a location we wanted. They brought us and introduced us to the area, showing us this industrial park, which right away we fell in love with.”

RISHIKESH • DIVERSIFIED MANUFACTURING CORPORATION • PRESCOTT

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