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When you say you’re from Wisconsin, it means something. We stay true to who we are, know what matters and do whatever it takes to get what we need to done. That’s how we’ve created such a diverse and interesting place to fulfill our souls and grow, and how we’re doing well across all aspects of life, career and business.

Discover all the areas in which Wisconsin excels below.

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#15 PLACE TO LIVE IN AMERICA

Menonomee Falls was ranked #15 in the 'The Best Places to Live in America', Money.com
Money.com, 2020

2ND MOST ORGANIC FARMS

Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for the number of organic farms, with more than 1,200 in the state.
WPR.org, 2020 (US Census data)

3RD BEST CAPITAL CITY TO LIVE IN US

Madison ranked #3 of all 50 capital cities in the US.
Wallethub, 2020

TOP 10 CITY TO LIVE IN US

Madison was ranked in the top 10 cities to live based on walkability, park access, diversity, housing costs and more.
Curbed.com, 2020

#1 CITY FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Madison Ranked #1 city for Work-Life -Balance
SmartAsset.com, 2020

#2 MOST CARING CITY

Madison Ranked #2 most caring city in the US by Wallet Hub
Wallethub.com, 2019

#1 CAR-FREE MEDIUM METRO

Madison Tied for #1 Best Medium-Sized Metro, and 8th Best Overall US City to Live Car Free
Citylab.com, 2019

5 of the 20 BEST COLLEGE TOWNS

Wisconsin has 5 of the 20 best college towns in the US for 2019-2020
#1 - Oshkosh; #5 - Eau Claire; #6 - Waukesha; #12 - Appleton; #19 - Green Bay | Schools.com, 2019

#8 IN NATIONAL RESEARCH

UW-Madison Ranked # 8 in national research ranking
National Science Foundation, 2019

3rd HIGHEST ACT SCORES

Wisconsin tied for 3rd highest ACT scores “among 17 states where the majority of high school students take the ACT.”
StarTribune.com, 2019

#1 CITY FOR CHILD OPPORTUNITY

Madison Ranked #1 in the US for Child Opportunity
Diversitydatakids.com, 2020

#7 MOST INNOVATIVE JOBS GAINED

Madison Ranked #7 in US Cities that gained the most inovative jobs from 2007 to 2017

NYTimes, 2019

TOP TECH TALENT

Madison is #25 and Milwaukee #44 in the “Tech Talent Scorecard Ranking”

CBRE Scoring Tech Talent in North America, 2019

#6 BEST STATE TO LIVE

With a high quality of life and top-notch health and education ratings, Wisconsin is a top state.

WalletHub, 2019

MADISON, MILWAUKEE GREENEST CITIES

MADISON, #13, AND MILWAUKEE #54, AMONG THE GREENEST CITIES IN AMERICA

Stacked, Aug. 2019

MILWAUKEE TOP 10

MILWAUKEE MAKES THE LIST OF BEST CITIES TO LIVE BASED ON SALARY, COST OF LIVING

CityLab, Sept. 2019

FOUR CITIES

WHITEFISH BAY (9), STEVENS POINT (39), STURGEON BAY (41) and MONROE (44) ALL MAKE THE LIST

24/7 Wall St.

#1

MADISON ONE OF 11 BEST UNTAPPED CITIES FOR STARTUPS IN 2020

Fundera, 2019

TOP 10

STATES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
IndustryWeek, 2018

49

TECHNICAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES
There are 500+ technical degree programs to choose from in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Technical College System, 2019; Wisconsin Technical Colleges, 2019

475,000

EMPLOYED BY WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING COMPANIES
Manufacturing accounts for 19% of Wisconsin’s GDP. Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW, 2018; Bureau of Economic Analysis GDP, 2018

$58,046

ANNUAL WAGE FOR MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES IN WISCONSIN
There are more than 9,400 manufacturing establishments to start your career at in Wisconsin. Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW, 2018

MADISON #1

CITY WHERE WOMEN ARE FINDING GREAT SUCCESS
Women here have an unemployment rate of just 1.60%, and almost 30% have a bachelor's degree

SmartAsset, 2019

7 OF THE TOP 25

PLACES FOR MILLENNIALS TO MOVE
Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Wausau cracked the top 10, with La Crosse/Onalaska, Appleton, Green Bay and Eau Claire close behind.

Reviews.org, 2019

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STATES WITH A FULLY FUNDED PENSION SYSTEM
Wisconsin's fund serves more than 632,000 workers and retirees for the state and 1,499 local governments.

Public Plans Data; Bloomberg 2018

#5

BEST STATES FOR MILLENNIALS
With career opportunities and lower cost of living, Wisconsin is catching the attention of younger generations.

WalletHub, 2019

2 BEST SPORTS BAR CITIES

Milwaukee takes #3, Madison #5
If you love sports bars, Madison and Milwaukee have you covered

Livability, 2019

UW-MADISON #13

Among public colleges
Moves up from #15 in 2018

U.S. News & World Report

#2

STATE FOR DOCTORS
Wisconsin's opportunities and overall medical environment provide doctors with a sound path to success

WalletHub, 2019

6 TOP STARTUP ECOSYTEMS

MADISON, MILWAUKEE, GREEN BAY, LA CROSSE, EAU CLAIRE & RACINE
These cities are identified as top startup ecosystems in the Midwest in the 2018 State of the Silicon Prairie Report

Silicon Prairie News, February 2019