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Living In Wisconsin

Living In Wisconsin 2018-01-11T02:43:56+00:00

LOCATION, LOCATION, WISCONSIN

Finding a place to live is easy. But finding a home takes so much more.

From the fittest city in America to the Waterpark Capital of the World, Wisconsin’s distinct regions come together to form a state that offers a home with more experiences and more life to be lived. Our low costs for housing and child care along with short commute times make room for soul-enriching experiences—from our foodie culture and outdoor recreation to careers that make a global impact.

With the highest ACT scores in the U.S., top health care efficiency and the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the nation, Wisconsin is a place to grow older and happier. Here, the life you want is yours to enjoy. It’s the reality of living where people value creating their life, their way.

HOW WE RANK

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

#8

BEST STATES FOR MILLENNIALS
With career opportunities and lower cost of living, Wisconsin is catching the attention of younger generations.

WalletHub, 2017

#1

IN HEALTH CARE QUALITY SCORES
Wisconsin ranks #1 in the nation for overall health care quality scores, as reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2017.

TOP 10

MOST LIVABLE STATES
Wisconsin's growing career opportunities, access to natural resources and low cost of living make it a great place to build a life.

Morghan Quinto Press

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Charming small-town living with close proximity to major metro areas

VISIT SOUTHWEST

Education, culture-rich communities and $1 billion in yearly research

VISIT SOUTH CENTRAL

Lake Michigan, old world charm and craft beer and Wisconsin’s largest city

VISIT SOUTHEAST

Scenic landscape, high qualify of life and an abundance of recreational activities

VISIT WEST CENTRAL

Extraordinary quality of life, outdoor recreation and business-friendly communities

VISIT CENTRAL

Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

VISIT NORTHEAST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTHWEST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTH

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DISCOVER WISCONSIN'S REGIONS

Each region offers a slightly different mix of all that's great in Wisconsin.

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SOUTHEAST

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NORTH

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Maximize Your Potential.

What does it mean to live and work in Wisconsin? It means you’re free to think bigger, encouraged to make your mark, and that you’re poised for great things to happen around you and to you. Wisconsin has long enjoyed a heritage of personal, career and business success—and this tradition is stronger today than ever before.

While Wisconsin is known for its natural beauty and abundant resources, it is perhaps best defined by the people who call it home. People with a restless drive to invent, create and achieve. Who combine passion with pride and turn ideas into industries, and whose intellectual curiosity and commitment to collaboration propel groundbreaking discoveries to meet global challenges. We know that the real motivation to push forward comes from a common purpose to make an impact, while supported by a state that affords you the opportunity to define quality of life on your own terms. Our traditions, connections and experiences celebrate our unique culture and define a way of life in Wisconsin.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WISCONSIN®

In a place that values new experiences and fun, there’s alway something different to do.

AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

February 2018

Hayward

SUMMERFEST

June - July 2018

Milwaukee

PACKERS

September - December 2018

Green Bay

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WEDC is now accepting applications for its Certified In Wisconsin® Program, which designates industrial parcels of 20 acres or more as being “development ready.” Read More

WISCONSIN NEWS

From the latest announcements and economic developments to behind-the-scenes insight into the best state in the Midwest, find complete coverage of all things Wisconsin here.

A layperson’s guide to historic commercial building styles in Wisconsin

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Written by Joe Lawniczak, Wisconsin Main Street | Edited by Jim Draeger, Wisconsin Historical Society

Agency leaders outline details for proposed $6.8 million talent attraction campaign

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Leaders of four state agencies today outlined the details of a proposed $6.8 million national talent campaign that would focus on attracting transitioning veterans to Wisconsin and providing a new mobile job center to provide workforce support services within and outside of the state. Read More

State of Wisconsin launches $1 million marketing campaign aimed at young professionals in Chicago

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC has launched a $1 million marketing campaign to encourage young professionals in the Chicago area to consider living and working in Wisconsin. Read More

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WISCONSIN STORIES

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.

“If this (game development with his current company) is going to happen – it needs to happen in Wisconsin. The state has a strong engineering background and strong education background, but also a strong artistic background. Wisconsin brings the best of these unique backgrounds together.”

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TIM GERRITSEN • BUSINESS OWNER

“Wisconsin is the best state for us. The balance of network support, the economics and the opportunity for social and culture. Wisconsin is ideal for anyone’s success.”

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WESLEY ESCONDO • BUSINESS OWNER

“Living in Austin (Texas) was getting to be too expensive. There are a lot of opportunities in Wausau with major companies. We took promotions when we moved here. And the commute times are shorter so I get more time with my family.”

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TINA & PATRICK REVELL • HOME OWNER