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Rankings2018-06-04T12:08:51+00:00

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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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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

#1

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

Wisconsin State Journal, 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

#2

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

Urban Milwaukee, 2016

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

3 TOP 10

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

GoodCall, 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

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

#3

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

Realtor.com.

#14

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

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2016

#8

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

WalletHub, 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

#2

IN NATION FOR FARMS TRANSITIONING TO ORGANIC
Wisconsin is always evolving to meet the nation's changing nutrition needs.

USDA, 2016

1 OF 3

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

Realtor.com, 2017

#12

BEST STATE FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Wisconsin is giving way to those who want to grow their careers and better their lives.

U.S. News, 2016

BIGGEST

INFUSION OF MILLENNIALS INTO WORKFORCE
Madison, Wisconsin. We're bringing fresh minds to our state so they can bring fresh solutions to the world.

Careerbuilder.com, 2017

120,000

STEM JOBS BY 2020
Our state supports careers that further global science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Wisconsin Business Voice, 2017

8th

IN JOB MARKET STRENGTH
Wisconsin is ripe with opportunities for passionate people to make an impact.

WalletHub, 2017