WISCONSIN: WHERE YOUR FAMILY IS OURS

Where we choose to raise our family is arguably one of the most difficult and important decisions we make, as it tends to be the place we live the longest. Wisconsin’s diversity in both people and opportunity has created unique communities that stand out not only as great places to raise children, but great places for the whole family.

With both high-quality school options from pre-K to PhD and superior health care spread throughout the state, Wisconsin communities offer what your children need to grow up healthy, happy and educated. And, with the state’s lower costs of living, you’ll even be able to afford it. Our communities embrace family life through library programs, kid-friendly events and more, promoting both learning and playing for our youngest Wisconsinites. The state’s extensive park system, access to freshwater and surplus of hiking trails give opportunity for kids to explore the outside and make unforgettable memories—and our shorter commute time means you’ll have time to join them.

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FAMILY LIFE RANKINGS

Finding a place where your children will grow and prosper is easy In Wisconsin®.

#1

CHILD WELLNESS VISITS
Wisconsin was ranked #1 in the country for child wellness visits by U.S. News in 2017.

1ST

IN OVERALL SCHOOL SAFETY
Learning happens here, without unnecessary distraction.

WalletHub, 2017

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Wisconsin believes all residents should have access to diverse informational, educational and artistic resources.

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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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HAVE A LOOK IN 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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