Industry Strengths

From biohealth to water technology, Wisconsin shines

While Wisconsin’s proximity to abundant fresh water and natural resources fueled the state’s historic industry development and has made us a tech industry leader, it’s our relentless hard work, passion and innovative thinking that helped launch globally recognized standards of excellence across a wide range of commercial endeavors.

We’re always working to challenge convention, advance industry and help companies excel at what they do.

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Food and Beverage


Water Technology

Energy, Power and Controls

Aerospace Manufacturing

Forest Products


With a business climate that encourages and rewards production and innovation, and a skilled workforce that prides itself on quality, we’ve become leaders in key industries. Wisconsin’s strong agricultural tradition has evolved and expanded to produce unmatched capabilities across the food and beverage sector. We’re drawing attention for manufacturing strengths in growing markets such as advanced machinery and material sciences. Biohealth discoveries, born in our state’s academic institutions, continue to improve health and enhance quality of life throughout the world. We’ve even invested in centers of excellence in water research, energy technology, connected systems, and biohealth to answer the challenges of sustainable resource management across the globe.

2nd Highest

manufacturing concentration in the nation

Manufacturers in Wisconsin account for 18.2 percent of the total output in the state, employing 16 percent of the workforce.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW Annual 2018


TOP 10


When it comes to business formation, employment and education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Madison, WI ranks among the best.

Source: Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, 2017

Only Global Water Center

in the world

Only center in the world combining industry, academia, government and talent in the water space featuring 40+ water-related organizations and 74+ visiting countries since 2013.


Success Stories

Beckhoff Automation

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Smart Waters

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Kerry Ingredients

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Agropur Dairy Cooperative

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