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Business Climate

Business Climate 2018-04-25T13:55:37+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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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.

Promega Corporation expands operations in Madison

July 19, 2018|0 Comments

Promega Corporation, a global biotechnology company, is relocating some of its manufacturing facilities from California to Madison. The company expects to create 25 new jobs and make a capital investment of $750,000 over the next three years. Read More

WEDC Secretary Mark R. Hogan, DOA Secretary Ellen Nowak recognize The Boldt Company for role in Foxconn construction

July 19, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC Secretary Mark R. Hogan and DOA Secretary Ellen Nowak highlighted the statewide reach and benefits of Foxconn’s $10 billion investment in Wisconsin by visiting The Boldt Company in Appleton. Read More

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

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