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Winter

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WINTER IN WISCONSIN®

Cold temperatures are what inspires our fire for winter activity. We’re too busy snowshoeing along the state’s hiking trails, flying downhill on our skis or snowboard and racing sleds down the biggest hill we can find in our neighborhood to even notice that it’s chilly.

Once the lakes freeze over, many of us hit the ice for fishing and a bonfire. Others meet up with friends and ride through the snowmobile capital of the world, Eagle River. We even have trails made exclusively for snow-friendly fat bikes, as well as winter rides and races throughout the state.

Wisconsin winter may be cold, but our love for its gentle snowfall, calm serenity and opportunity for adventure is more than warm.

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WINTER FACTS

LARGEST

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RACE IN WORLD
More than 10,000 skiers have the "Birkie Fever" and participate every year in The American Birkebeiner 52k cross-country ski race.

American Birkebeiner, 2017

SNOWMOBILE

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Wisconsin offers hundreds of miles of powdery trails and a robust annual snowfall of powdery fun.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

1,200 MILE

ICE AGE TRAIL
Wisconsin snowshoers love the Ice Age Trail along glacial landscapes.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2017

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WINTER EVENTS

HUDSON HOT AIR AFFAIR

February 2018

Hudson

AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

February 2018

Hayward

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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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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