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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

Foxconn to expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with new Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire

Foxconn Technology Group has announced the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center. 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.

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Application deadline for Milwaukee gener8tor program nears

July 12, 2018|0 Comments

The application deadline for gener8tor’s fall round in Milwaukee is approaching, with all necessary forms required to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2018. Read More

City of Madison receives $500,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Oscar Mayer plant

July 11, 2018|0 Comments

Laying the groundwork for the redevelopment of the former Oscar Mayer plant, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the City of Madison is receiving a $500,000 state grant to help finance infrastructure work on the site. Read More

Menomonee Falls receives state grant to support redevelopment of historic downtown fire station

July 10, 2018|0 Comments

WEDC has awarded the Village of Menomonee Falls a $79,300 grant to support the redevelopment of the city’s old fire station into a new casual dining restaurant and banquet hall. 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 • HOMEOWNERS

“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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DAVE HEALY • MADMARKER STUDIOS • MOUNT HOREB

“There is a sense of belonging that I feel in Eau Claire that I don’t think I would feel if I was living in a different city.”

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AARON BRICE • AMBIENT INKS • EAU CLAIRE

“Choosing Wisconsin was a perfect fit for our company and part of it was the people that live in the great state of Wisconsin.”

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LARRY KLENC • MCPHERSON GUITARS • SPARTA