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Business Climate

Business Climate 2018-02-11T05:49:05+00:00

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.

HOW WE RANK

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

TOP 10

STATE FOR BUSINESS
Our business-friendly environment makes us one of the best states for business.

Chief Executive Magazine, 2017

TAX CREDIT

MANUFACTURING AND AGRICULTURE
This credit virtually eliminates the income tax liability.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue, 2016

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STATES WITH FULLY FUNDED PENSION SYSTEM
Wisconsin's fund serves 604,000 workers and retirees for the state and more than 1,400 local governments.

Pew Charitable Trust, 2017

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Cultivating a business-friendly community

What does it mean to be business-friendly? If your community believes that it has a culture of saying yes to small businesses, what has been done to verify and credibly promote this culture? Read on to see how you can test this in your community. 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.

International Mold and Production relocating operations from Illinois to Wisconsin

February 16, 2018|0 Comments

International Mold and Production (IMAP), a leading supplier of custom plastic injection molds and parts, is relocating its operations from Illinois to Kenosha, and plans to create 25 jobs at its new headquarters. Read More

19 Milwaukee-area companies plan to create nearly 15,000 jobs

February 15, 2018|0 Comments

Nineteen companies in the seven-county metropolitan Milwaukee area are expected to create nearly 15,000 jobs after signing agreements with WEDC in 2017 to expand their operations or build new facilities in the region. Read More

New wisconnvalley.wi.gov website to provide updates on Foxconn’s historic investment in Wisconsin

February 14, 2018|0 Comments

The state has launched a new website – wisconnvalley.wi.gov – that provides residents and businesses with the latest information about the Foxconn Technology Group’s historic investment in Wisconsin.  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.

“Wisconsin is known for its printing and paper-making industries, as well as the technical expertise of those who work in these fields, which makes the state an ideal location for Colbert.”

JIM HAMILTON • PRESIDENT, COLBERT PACKAGING • KENOSHA, WI

“Being located in Wisconsin allows us to leverage the state’s strengths as a premier global hub for energy and water. These strengths include strong state support for water technology and a leading electric-drive and generator industry, all supported by a framework of higher education institutions that lead the world in these fields.”

RENDAL MUELLER • PARTNER, CADENS LLC • MILWAUKEE, WI