WISCONSIN IS READY FOR FOREIGN MARKET EXPANSION

Thanks to our central North American location, stable climate and smart fiscal policies, Wisconsin offers investors from all over the globe a sound choice when looking to start up, relocate or grow a business. We’ve created robust ecosystems and infrastructure that supports industries like advanced manufacturing; biohealth; energy, power and controls; food and beverage; and water technology. WEDC is here to advance your foreign expansion strategies through industry guidance, help you navigate governmental processes, and connect you with the knowledge, tools and relationships you need to minimize risk and maximize return on your investment.

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INDUSTRY SPECIFIC EXCELLENCE

Our well-established ecosystems, infrastructure and tax incentives give businesses the reliable supply chain, market access and agility necessary to gain a competitive edge and drive success, especially in these five key industries:

A LAND OF LESS RISK AND MORE REWARD

Wisconsin is a fiscally responsible state and features an economy that delivers steady and moderate growth with conservatively managed budgets and liquidity. Plus, because we have a robust transportation infrastructure and fewer natural disasters, there’s a lower risk for supply chain disruptions.

AA1 and AA+ ratings

Top rated by Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s
Wisconsin’s top ratings affirm the state’s stable and business-friendly environment.

Importance of infrastructure

Wisconsin excels at transportation options
Our central North American location provides easy, one-day access to major U.S. markets with 12,000 miles of interstates and highways, eight commercial airports, thirteen railroad lines, two Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

Climate stability

Lower risk of natural disasters equal greater rewards for business
Natural disasters upset access to resources, supply chains and employees. Wisconsin’s remarkably low risk for every imaginable type of disaster helps assure business continuity.

THE WISCONSIN DIFFERENCE

In Wisconsin, we listen to your needs and goals in order to identify the tools and partners that will help you achieve your vision. Our unique relationships between government, nonprofit and private sector entities make our state highly entrepreneurial and nimble, ensuring that your project will get up and running not only more smoothly, but at an accelerated pace. It’s a collaborative approach that minimizes risk, maximizes opportunities and helps ensure successful outcomes.

AN ABUNDANCE OF TALENT AND AN AMAZING QUALITY OF LIFE.

Our diverse, skilled, educated and readily available workforce extends across many sectors and disciplines. In Wisconsin, we award 85,000 degrees per year across 65 state universities, technical colleges and independent schools giving you a wide range of qualified candidates to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. Plus, thanks to a comparatively low cost of living, a variety of great outdoor activities and a mix of culturally rich metropolitan areas, the talented people who work here also enjoy lots of ways to play here.

FRESHWATER EXPERTISE

Home to one of the most comprehensive freshwater education programs
The School of Freshwater Sciences is the largest Great Lakes academic research institution and one of North America's only graduate schools dedicated specifically to freshwater.

More tech experience

We were the first state to develop a technical college system
We have more than one hundred years’ experience training our workforce to fulfill ever-changing industry demands. So if you’re looking for some of the most highly skilled and job-ready employees in the world, simply look to Wisconsin.

Academic excellence

We push the boundaries of theoretical and applied science
In Wisconsin, we prepare talent for the future. At more than $1 billion annually, our flagship University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks #8 in the U.S. for research spending; the University of Wisconsin System awards more than 36,000 degrees annually.
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YOUR COMPANY WILL BE IN GOOD COMPANY

While businesses will tell you that there are many reasons why they chose to invest in Wisconsin, it’s only when you look at the big picture that you get the full story. Discover the reasons these companies do business in Wisconsin and why you should too.

Beckhoff Automation

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Fujifilm

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Smart Waters

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Kikkoman Foods

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Ingeteam

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Kerry Ingredients

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Agropur Dairy Cooperative

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