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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

#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.

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

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

7TH

BEST STATE TO RAISE A FAMILY
Wisconsin especially ranks high in affordability as well as health and safety.

WalletHub, January 2019

LOWEST

VETERAN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, MADISON
Of the 100 largest U.S. cities, Madison takes No. 13 and Milwaukee No. 76 overall for livability, affordability and veteran-friendliness

WalletHub, November 2018

#8, RACINE

CITY AMONG TOP 10 PLACES TO TRICK-OR-TREAT
Ranking based on density of single-family homes, low chance of rain and minimal crime

SmartAsset, October 2018

TOP 10

PLACE TO MOVE FOR A JOB
On a list of the 10 top cities with amazing available jobs, Wisconsin as a whole grabs a spot on the list.

Livability, October 2018

#1

MILWAUKEE THE TOP SPOT FOR FOOD ENTREPRENEURS
Milwaukee offers the best environment for "culipreneurs" who want to start a restaurant

LendingTree, October 2018

MOST FORTUNE 500 CEOS

The University of Wisconsin is No. 1 with 14 CEOS of Fortune 500 companies

Kittleman & Associates, October 2018

BEST FOR MILLENNIAL FAMILIES

Among 150 cities, Green Bay (#10), Madison (#12) and Milwaukee (#93) offer some of the best living environments for young families

ValuePenguin, January 2019

4TH

GREEN BAY IS THE 4TH BEST CITY FOR WORKTIREMENT
With its low cost of living, Green Bay made the top 10 list of places for seniors to work in retirement

SmartAsset, June 2018

6TH

HAPPIEST STATE IN THE U.S.
Measured by health, economic stability, and a lifestyle with good social ties and plenty of time spent outside of work

MagnifyMoney, 2018

 

#3

OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE
It all comes together in Wisconsin to form one of the best quality of life scores in the country.

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