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Young Professional Organizations

Young Professional Organizations2018-07-02T11:31:56+00:00

LEARN, CONNECT AND GROW IN WISCONSIN®

As today’s younger generations break into the workforce, they’re choosing where they want to live based on a location’s features and benefits—not just on where available positions are. In response to this trend, WEDC and its partners are exploring innovative ways to attract new talent and encourage recent graduates from the state’s colleges and universities to put down roots here.

Young professional organizations across Wisconsin bring smart people together to develop leadership, exchange ideas and educate potential employers on workforce retention. Think-Make-Happen In Wisconsin assists with these efforts and promotes Wisconsin’s family-friendly environment, natural beauty, positive business climate and outstanding quality of life.

FIND YOUR AREA’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION

HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from quality of life to workforce development.

BIGGEST

INFUSION OF MILLENNIALS INTO WORKFORCE
Madison, Wisconsin. We're bringing fresh minds to our state so they can bring fresh solutions to the world.

Careerbuilder.com, 2017

#8

BEST STATES FOR MILLENNIALS
With career opportunities and lower cost of living, Wisconsin is catching the attention of younger generations.

WalletHub, 2017

4TH

BEST CITY TO START YOUR CAREER
If you're starting or changing careers, Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin offer a variety of meaningful options.

BankRates.com, 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

HAVE A LOOK IN WISCONSIN®

One thing Wisconsin’s regions all have in common is how unique they are. Every community in Wisconsin holds its own individual charm and characteristics, making our state one of the best options for fulfilling your personal and career goals.

From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

Explore Our Regions
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WISCONSIN STORIES

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.

“I think the best part of living and doing business in Wisconsin really is the people. Everyone is so nice. I’ve heard people say there’s something in the water. I don’t think’s that’s quite right … I really just think there’s something in the beer.”

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GRANT PAULY • 3 SHEEPS BREWING • SHEBOYGAN

“We came here for the beautiful countryside, we came here for the schooling options, the access to amazing food. It’s really been a great place to start a family and start this business.”

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TJ SEMANCHIN• KICKAPOO COFFEE • VIROQUA

“Not all of the owners are from Park Falls specifically, but choose to live in this state because they find a quality of life that [they] haven’t found elsewhere.”

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SETH CARLSON • PARK FALLS GASTROPUB • PARK FALLS

“If this (game development with his current company) is going to happen – it needs to happen in Wisconsin. The state has a strong engineering background and strong education background, but also a strong artistic background. Wisconsin brings the best of these unique backgrounds together.”

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TIM GERRITSEN • BUSINESS OWNER

“Wisconsin is the best state for us. The balance of network support, the economics and the opportunity for social and culture. Wisconsin is ideal for anyone’s success.”

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WESLEY ESCONDO • BUSINESS OWNER

“Living in Austin (Texas) was getting to be too expensive. There are a lot of opportunities in Wausau with major companies. We took promotions when we moved here. And the commute times are shorter so I get more time with my family.”

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TINA & PATRICK REVELL • HOMEOWNERS

“Wisconsin is great for it. The cost of living is amazing, the people are amazing, you have access to so many things. You don’t need to live in a Chicago, San Francisco, New York … they are great cities, but if you can get  all those amenities here, at a much lower cost, why wouldn’t you?”

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DAVE HEALY • MADMARKER STUDIOS • MOUNT HOREB

“There is a sense of belonging that I feel in Eau Claire that I don’t think I would feel if I was living in a different city.”

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AARON BRICE • AMBIENT INKS • EAU CLAIRE

“Choosing Wisconsin was a perfect fit for our company and part of it was the people that live in the great state of Wisconsin.”

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LARRY KLENC • MCPHERSON GUITARS • SPARTA