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.

19%

Lower Cost of Living Than West Coast
Wisconsin is the third coast, filled with cultural and recreational opportunities.

Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017

23%

Lower Cost of Living Than East Coast
And with 820 miles of great lakes coastline, and 15,000 inland lakes, you don’t have to miss life on the water! Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017

Low

State and Local Taxes

Both state and local taxes are at their lowest point in the past 50 years.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2021

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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.

40th annual MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding diverse businesses

December 9, 2021|Comments Off on 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

December 6, 2021|Comments Off on $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

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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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.

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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.

“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?”

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