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 industrial and electrical machinery, metal fabrication, and more have continued to lead industry trends in both productivity and sustainability while improving global and national economies. Wisconsin exported $23.3 billion in manufactured products in 2022—demonstrating a healthy worldwide demand for the products we’re making right in our backyard.

Wisconsin delivers the 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 low cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

#1

in manufacturing employment as a percentage of workforce
Business Facilities magazine, July/August 2022

9,000+

manufacturing companies
Lightcast 2022 Q4 Dataset

470,000+

manufacturing jobs
Lightcast 2022 Q4 Dataset
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY RESOURCES

MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN

  • ABB

  • Ariens

  • Bemis Co.

  • Brady Corp.

  • Briggs & Stratton

  • CASE Construction Equipment

  • Harley Davidson

  • Johnson Controls

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Kohler

  • Komatsu

  • Menasha Corp.

  • Mercury Marine

  • Milwaukee Tool

  • Oshkosh Corp.

  • 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.

"When deciding where to invest for the future of our business in Milwaukee, we felt lucky to find a location that was blocks from where we were founded and allowed us to be part of an exciting transformation in the city. Not only do we have a long history in Milwaukee, but our network of key heavy manufacturing suppliers is also located here in southeast Wisconsin, as well as the premier universities and technical colleges that help create our workforce. Our goal for this project is to have a positive impact on the community and its sustainability for the future."

JOHN KOETZ • EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SURFACE MINING • KOMATSU

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