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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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#1

in Manufacturing Employment (Percentage of Workforce cateogry)
Business Facilities Magazine 17th Annual State Rankings Report, 2021

21%

of the world's fresh water is along Wisconsin's borders
Wisconsin Water Facts, Wisconsin Water Library, UW- Madison

280

Medical device manufacturers in Wisconsin
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

~5,000

Engineering degrees and certificates awarded in 2019
National IPEDS database published by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics

7 of the 11

Largest food companies in the world have operations in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021

#1

U.S. producer of cheese, ginseng, mink pelts and cranberries.
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021)

1.2

Quadrillion gallons of groundwater
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

23,000+

Employees connected to the industry
The Water Council, developed under the supervision of Dr. Sammis B. White, emeritus professor of urban planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018

230+

Water tech companies
The Water Council, developed under the supervision of Dr. Sammis B. White, emeritus professor of urban planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018

$15.7

Billion in annual water sales
The Water Council, developed under the supervision of Dr. Sammis B. White, emeritus professor of urban planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018

#1

In the U.S. for the production of organic corn, organic oats, organic beans and organic dry hay
“Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2017 Status Report,” UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

70,000+

Farms in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021)

$104.8

Billion economic impact of argiculture
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021)

3,700+

Food and beverage companies
EMSI 2021.1 Class of Worker, QCEW Employees 2019

#1

In cheese production in the U.S.
Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2021)

116,000+

In energy, power and controls industry jobs
EMSI 2021.1 Class of Worker, QCEW Employees 2019

1,100+

Companies in the energy, power and controls sector
Data Axle, 2021

#1

In the U.S. for medical imaging manufacturing. Wisconsin ranks #1 in the U.S. for medical imaging (irradiation apparatus) manufacturing, employing 4,000 people—more than California
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

46,000+

Biohealth industry jobs
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

1,700+

Biohealth industry companies
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

$28.8

Billion economic impact of biohealth industry
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

#8

In research spending at more than $1 billion annually. Our flagship University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks #8 in the U.S. for research spending.
National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey, 2019

483,000+

Manufacturing jobs
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

9,300+

Manufacturing companies
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

2ND

Highest manufacturing employment concentration in the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019 Annual

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