DO MORE FOR LESS
In Wisconsin, you can have more and be more. Our communities offer invaluable experiences that increase livability without sacrificing affordability. With better career opportunities, greater housing options and a lower cost of living, you can take advantage of all the Midwest has to offer without breaking your budget. Our low costs for the necessities make room for what enriches and invigorates our souls, making the life you dreamed of within reach…in Wisconsin.
HOW DOES WISCONSIN COMPARE?
Source: C2ER (Council for Community and Economic Research)
HOW WE RANK
Wisconsin’s cost of living stays low while opportunities to lead a fulfilling life grow.
19%Lower Cost of Living Than West Coast
Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017
23%Lower Cost of Living Than East Coast
LowState and Local Taxes
Both state and local taxes are at their lowest point in the past 50 years.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2021
Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants
WEDC is now accepting applications for the fifth year of its Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Grant Program, which provides funding to help public schools build or expand fab labs. Read More
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.
WEDC Secretary, Deputy Secretary to Talk About Shop Small Wednesday in De Pere Today
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes and Deputy Secretary Sam Rikkers will be shopping at De Pere businesses today (December 8th). Read More
40th annual MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding diverse businesses
Eight Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. Read More
$150,000 state grant awarded for computer science K-12 education in eastern Wisconsin
The Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) 7 was awarded $150,00 in grant money from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help further computer science and coding in the eastern part of the state. CESA-7 is an educational co-op which serves 38 districts in eastern Wisconsin. Read More
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WISCONSIN
HAVE A LOOK IN WISCONSIN
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.
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.
“Wisconsin is great for it. The cost of living is amazing, the people are amazing, you have access to so many things. You don't need to live in a Chicago, San Francisco, New York … they are great cities, but if you can get all those amenities here, at a much lower cost, why wouldn't you?”Launch Video