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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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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

#5

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

WalletHub, 2019

#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

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

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

TOP TECH TOWN

MADISON IS NO. 14 ON LIST
City specifically cited for its entrepreneurial ecosystem and "limitless opportunity to land a job and grow as a tech professional

CompTIA, 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

 

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

3RD

FASTEST-GROWING TECH TALENT MARKET, MADISON
Madison's tech talent is growing at a fast clip, taking third in North America behind Ottawa and Los Angeles.

CBRE Scoring Tech Talent in North America Report 2018

5TH

BEST STATE FOR WOMEN
In this same ranking, Wisconsin tied for first for highest high school graduation rate for women, 3rd for share of women who voted in 2016 presidential election, and more. wallethub.com, 2018

6.5%

LOWER COST OF LIVING THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE
Our lower costs for things like housing and health care leave room for you to do more of what you love.

Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017

TOP 3

UP-AND-COMING PLACES TO LIVE
Critics agree: Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a best place for city living.

U.S. News, 2017

21.7 MINS

AVERAGE COMMUTE TIME
Giving you more time to do what you love—In Wisconsin®.

IndexMundi

#2

IN MIDWEST FOR INCREASING MILLENNIAL POPULATION
Milwaukee also ranks #11 in the country overall.

Urban Milwaukee, 2016

#9

BEST PLACE IN U.S. TO RAISE KIDS
Appleton makes the top ten. Overall, Wisconsin's lower cost of living, access to great education and recreational opportunities make it a great place for raising a family.

SmartAsset, 2016

#1

IN MIDWEST FOR BIKING TO WORK
Madison is best in the Midwest and #7 in the nation overall.

Wisconsin State Journal, 2016

#14

IN THE WORLD FOR VENTURE-BACKED ENTREPRENEUR PRODUCTION
We're helping big minds bring big ideas to life.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2016

#3

BEST CITY TO LAUNCH A CAREER IN 2017
Madison has been labeled a true "Work Hard, Play Hard" city.

Realtor.com.

4TH

BEST CITY TO START YOUR CAREER
If you're starting or changing careers, Milwaukee and all of Wisconsin offer a variety of meaningful options.

BankRates.com, 2017

MILWAUKEE

MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED CITY IN NATION
Thanks to its low cost and high quality of living, Milwaukee is making a name for itself as a top city to live.

Thrillest, 2017

3 TOP 10

DREAM CITIES: APPLETON, RACINE AND GREEN BAY
Many find their dream city in one of Wisconsin's diverse communities.

GoodCall, 2017

#2

IN NATION FOR NUMBER OF ORGANIC FARMS
We're working on reducing our carbon footprint and delivering better food.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2017

1 OF 3

BEST START-UP ALTERNATIVES TO SILICON VALLEY
Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers a greater option for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Realtor.com, 2017