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Rankings2018-10-24T13:51:21-05:00

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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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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)

TOP 10

STATES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
IndustryWeek, 2018

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

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

88%

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

#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, 2018

#1

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

American Forest & Paper Association, 2018

$1.5 BILLION

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

U.S. Census trade dataset via WISERTrade, 2018

#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

$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

~1,400

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

Infogroup, 2016