A MULTICULTURAL WORLD FOUND IN WISCONSIN®

Wisconsin’s history, ingenuity and surrounding natural beauty have only encouraged our hunger for making a mark on the world. From Frank Lloyd Wright pushing the convention of design from architecture to art to the birth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s American Modernism, Wisconsinites live to aspire, inspire and express themselves in a way that connects them to the rest of the world through music, art and more.

Our culture goes beyond simple entertainment; it’s what brings us together, shares our unique stories and allows us to understand other perspectives. Our creations take us to places across the globe—without stepping foot outside—and allow us to laugh, learn and empathize. It’s what makes a difference in Wisconsin and the world.

Wisconsin festivals: Film Festival in Milwaukee, WI

ARTS & CULTURE RANKINGS

Wisconsin’s cultural events succeed in bringing people together to learn, celebrate and have fun.

LARGEST

MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD
Milwaukee's Summerfest includes 11 days of fun, 800 bands and 800,000+ annual attendees.

Summerfest.com, 2017

#2

HIPPEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY
Madison's bar and restaurant scene, live music, farmers market, art district, lakes and festivals have gained local and global praise.

Expedia, 2017

11

FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
There are also countless other non-federally recognized tribes.

Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association

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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.

Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ to stop spread of COVID-19

August 5, 2020|Comments Off on Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ to stop spread of COVID-19

A growing number of citizens from across Wisconsin—including small business owners, local leaders, and sports and entertainment figures—are declaring “We’re All In” for working together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read More

City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

July 30, 2020|Comments Off on City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

The City of Oshkosh is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help in the renovation and preservation of the former Gibson Auto Body into a unique gathering space in downtown Oshkosh. Read More

Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

July 28, 2020|Comments Off on Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

To help Wisconsin companies continue to grow their exports even while international travel is limited, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is organizing a virtual Global Trade Venture that will connect Wisconsin exporters with potential buyers, distributors and other partners in South Korea. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

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Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

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Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

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One thing Wisconsin’s regions all have in common is how unique they are. Every community in Wisconsin holds its own individual charm and characteristics, making our state one of the best options for fulfilling your personal and career goals.

From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

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