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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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DIVERSIFIED ECONOMIES

MADISON is #1, EAU CLAIRE #7
Madison and Eau Claire rank among the nation's top 10 metros; diversified economies are more resilient, enjoy sustained growth

Emsi, 2018

100+

UW MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS ACHIEVED CENTER OF EXCELLENCE STATUS
Wisconsin's education programs and support have helped fuel our workforce talent.

U.S. Department of Education, 2016

88%

GREATER EMPLOYMENT CONCENTRATION THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE
Our growing manufacturing industry has created opportunities for talented people in Wisconsin.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

500,000

AVIATION FANS FROM 60+ COUNTRIES JOIN THE EAA AIRVENTURE EVENT EVERY YEAR
The Experimental Aircraft Association is a diverse organization with members of ranging aviation backgrounds and knowledge.

EAA, 2017

EXPANDING

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER JOBS BETWEEN 2017 AND 2021
Wisconsin offers a diverse range of technologies to match employees' ambitions.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, 2017

200+

WATER TECH COMPANIES
Our surplus of freshwater has inspired and supported our expertise in the water technology industry.

37,000

EMPLOYED IN THE WATER TECH INDUSTRY
Wisconsin's talented workforce is creating new, sustainable approaches to water.

ONLY

GLOBAL WATER CENTER IN THE WORLD
Wisconsin has over 45 water tech organizations, including The Water Council.

The Water Council, 2017

MILWAUKEE

FRESHWATER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
With easy access to Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has become the leading water technology city in the nation.

The Water Council, 2017

ONLY

SCHOOL OF FRESHWATER SCIENCES IN THE NATION
There, we conduct $7 million of research every year.

UW Milwaukee, 2017

$1.4 BILLION

IN INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCT EXPORTS
Our forest products industry is focused on using our economical resource responsibly.

#1

PAPERMAKING STATE IN THE U.S.
In Wisconsin, we're maintaining the health of our forests and the economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

#1

IN PAPER MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT CONCENTRATION
Careers in conservation, sustainable practices and research are waiting to be filled with talented individuals.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

#2

IN MIDWEST FOR MANUFACTURING JOB GROWTH FROM 2016 TO 2017
We're #15 in the nation overall.

2ND

LARGEST MANUFACTURING CONCENTRATION
Companies alongside talented employees are bringing products to the globe.

900+

INDUSTRY COMPANIES
Our state is a global center for energy, power and control.

Midwest Energy Research Consortium

44,000+

INDUSTRY JOBS
The Wisconsin biohealth industry offers wide-ranging careers, from programming to regulation.

Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development, 2017

$2.3 MILLION

IN MEDICAL INSTRUMENT EXPORTS
Wisconsinites are keeping people around the world healthy from home.

Global Trade Information Services, 2016

9,100

ACADEMIC R&D PROJECTS IN 2016
Every year, we're advancing biohealth alongside some of the best minds in the nation.

BIO State Bioscience Jobs, 2016

1,900+

INDUSTRY COMPANIES
Biohealth is continuously growing and evolving to meet the globe's needs.

2015 Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development Report

$1 BILLION

IN ANNUAL FEDERAL RESEARCH GRANTS
Wisconsin promotes and supports the development of new ideas and new biohealth solutions.

BIO State Bioscience Jobs, 2016

~1,400

COMPANIES IN OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Companies in this industry range from food safety to food production.

Infogroup, 2016

$67.8 BILLION

ANNUALLY IN FOOD PROCESSING SALES
This makes Wisconsin one of the most productive ag regions in the nation.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2016

2ND

HIGHEST FOOD SCIENCE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE IN U.S.
Food specialists here help companies achieve global food safety.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

#1

IN CHEESE, ORGANIC OAT, ORGANIC CORN AND ORGANIC BEAN PRODUCTION
Wisconsin is at the top of food production and sustainability.

United States Department of Agriculture, 2015

100,000

INDUSTRY JOBS
Here there's opportunity to power the world through a powerful career.

QCEW Employees - EMSI 2016.1 Class of Worker

TOP METRO

MADISON LEADS AS AN AREA FOR STEM GRADS
Wisconsin works hard to connect talent with opportunity.

Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index, 2017

17

ENGINEERING-RELATED SCHOOLS
They offer training and education that span from engineering certificates to PhD degrees.

Education News, 2016

GROWING

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER JOBS BETWEEN 2017 AND 2021
Wisconsin offers a diverse range of technologies to match employees' ambitions.

National Center For Education Statistics