Greatness Is Made In Wisconsin®

There’s something to be said about making a product with your own hands. Wisconsin’s leadership in manufacturing, from the industrial age to now, stems from our drive to craft products that make life better and the feeling of accomplishment it brings when we succeed.

Technological advancements made by Wisconsin manufacturers in electrical equipment, metal and more have continued to lead industry trends in both productivity and sustainability while improving global and national economies. In fact, 85% of the state’s exports are manufactured goods, and these exports support 103,000 jobs1—demonstrating a healthy worldwide demand for the products we’re making right in our backyard.

Wisconsin delivers the second-highest concentration of experienced manufacturing workers in the U.S., often three to four times higher in critical industry sectors than competing states. What’s more, industry organizations and academic and public sector partners are eager to foster collaboration, meaning industry-leading innovations get adopted faster in Wisconsin. Along with our excellent fiscal responsibility and low cost of living, these factors make Wisconsin the ideal location for all kinds of manufacturing companies.

1. National Association of Manufacturers, 2019; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 2018

Manufacturing In Wisconsin

MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

2ND

Highest manufacturing employment concentration in the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

9,300+

Manufacturing companies

Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

483,000+

Manufacturing jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

MANUFACTURING PROFILE

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MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

Harley-Davidson
Hitachi Metals
Johnson Controls
Kohler

Mercury Marine
Oshkosh
Bemis
Schreiber

Menasha
Quad
Plexus
Rockwell Automation