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.

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HOW DOES WISCONSIN COMPARE?

COST OF LIVING

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.

3RD BEST CAPITAL CITY TO LIVE IN US

Madison ranked #3 of all 50 capital cities in the US.
Wallethub, 2020

TOP 10 CITY TO LIVE IN US

Madison was ranked in the top 10 cities to live based on walkability, park access, diversity, housing costs and more.
Curbed.com, 2020

#1 CITY FOR CHILD OPPORTUNITY

Madison Ranked #1 in the US for Child Opportunity
Diversitydatakids.com, 2020

#6 BEST STATE TO LIVE

With a high quality of life and top-notch health and education ratings, Wisconsin is a top state.

WalletHub, 2019

MILWAUKEE TOP 10

MILWAUKEE MAKES THE LIST OF BEST CITIES TO LIVE BASED ON SALARY, COST OF LIVING

CityLab, Sept. 2019

FOUR CITIES

WHITEFISH BAY (9), STEVENS POINT (39), STURGEON BAY (41) and MONROE (44) ALL MAKE THE LIST

24/7 Wall St.

7 OF THE TOP 25

PLACES FOR MILLENNIALS TO MOVE
Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Wausau cracked the top 10, with La Crosse/Onalaska, Appleton, Green Bay and Eau Claire close behind.

Reviews.org, 2019

7TH

BEST STATE TO RAISE A FAMILY
Wisconsin especially ranks high in affordability as well as health and safety.

WalletHub, January 2019

BEST FOR MILLENNIAL FAMILIES

Among 150 cities, Green Bay (#10), Madison (#12) and Milwaukee (#93) offer some of the best living environments for young families

ValuePenguin, January 2019

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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

HAVE A LOOK IN WISCONSIN®

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