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Summer

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SUMMER IN WISCONSIN®

Maybe it’s the taste of juicy, organic fruit straight from a farmer’s stand or the live music that beats throughout parks and outdoor venues from June through August, but summer is sweeter here. Home to the world’s largest music festival, water capital of the world and many state parks, trails and recreation areas, Wisconsin is a place where summer fun is summer livin’.

Our favorite ways to enjoy Wisconsin summer include zipping around on a speedboat on one of our many freshwater lakes with friends in tow, soaking in the sun on our Great Lakes beaches with a locally brewed beer in hand and toasting marshmallows around a campfire while the stars glimmer brightly and clearly above us. Whether it’s splashing a paddle in the Wisconsin River, biking through one of our state parks or simply taking in the serenity of a Northwoods silent forest, there’s something here for everyone. Summer entertainment is so endless that you’ll find yourself wishing you had more than a few months to take in Wisconsin summer, and with any luck, you will.

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SUMMER FACTS

15,000+

FRESHWATER LAKES
This includes two Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

WATERPARK

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
There's over 16 million gallons of water in vacation hotspot Wisconsin Dells spread across countless indoor and outdoor waterparks.

Official Site For Wisconsin Dells, 2017

LARGEST

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

Summerfest.com, 2017

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SUMMER EVENTS

DANE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

May - October 2018

The country's largest producer only farmers market takes place every Saturday morning on the Capitol Square.

SUMMERFEST

June - July 2018

Milwaukee

COUNTRY JAM USA

July 2018

Eau Claire

WEDC now accepting applications for Certified In Wisconsin Program

WEDC is now accepting applications for its Certified In Wisconsin® Program, which designates industrial parcels of 20 acres or more as being “development ready.” Read More

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.

A layperson’s guide to historic commercial building styles in Wisconsin

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Written by Joe Lawniczak, Wisconsin Main Street | Edited by Jim Draeger, Wisconsin Historical Society

Agency leaders outline details for proposed $6.8 million talent attraction campaign

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Leaders of four state agencies today outlined the details of a proposed $6.8 million national talent campaign that would focus on attracting transitioning veterans to Wisconsin and providing a new mobile job center to provide workforce support services within and outside of the state. Read More

State of Wisconsin launches $1 million marketing campaign aimed at young professionals in Chicago

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC has launched a $1 million marketing campaign to encourage young professionals in the Chicago area to consider living and working in Wisconsin. 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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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.

“If this (game development with his current company) is going to happen – it needs to happen in Wisconsin. The state has a strong engineering background and strong education background, but also a strong artistic background. Wisconsin brings the best of these unique backgrounds together.”

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TIM GERRITSEN • BUSINESS OWNER

“Wisconsin is the best state for us. The balance of network support, the economics and the opportunity for social and culture. Wisconsin is ideal for anyone’s success.”

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WESLEY ESCONDO • BUSINESS OWNER

“Living in Austin (Texas) was getting to be too expensive. There are a lot of opportunities in Wausau with major companies. We took promotions when we moved here. And the commute times are shorter so I get more time with my family.”

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TINA & PATRICK REVELL • HOME OWNER