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, 86% of the state’s exports are manufactured goods, and these exports support 95,000 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. U.S. Census Bureau Data as reported by WISERTrade, 2020; U.S. International Trade Administration, 2019

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
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY RESOURCES

MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • ABB

  • Ariens

  • Bemis Co.

  • Brady Corp.

  • Briggs & Stratton

  • Case Construction

  • Harley Davidson

  • Johnson Controls

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Kohler

  • Komatsu

  • Menasha Corp.

  • Mercury Marine

  • Milwaukee Tool

  • Oshkosh Construction

  • Plexus Corp.

  • Quad

  • Rockwell Automation

  • SC Johnson

  • Schreiber Foods

  • Waupaca Foundry

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MY WISCONSIN STORY

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.

“We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing efforts with a new facility in Wisconsin, creating jobs in partnership with the city, county and state. We know this is just the beginning of a very productive relationship with the people of Hartland and neighboring communities to make the highest-quality health care products available to help improve people’s lives."

ALAN WEISS • MEDLINE INDUSTRIES • KENOSHA

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