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Wisconsin Stories

Wisconsin Stories 2018-01-02T19:35:57+00:00

LEARN, CONNECT AND GROW IN WISCONSIN®

As today’s younger generations break into the workforce, they’re choosing where they want to live based on a location’s features and benefits—not just on where available positions are. In response to this trend, WEDC and its partners are exploring innovative ways to attract new talent and encourage recent graduates from the state’s colleges and universities to put down roots here.

Young professional organizations across Wisconsin bring smart people together to develop leadership, exchange ideas and educate potential employers on workforce retention. Think-Make-Happen In Wisconsin assists with these efforts and promotes Wisconsin’s family-friendly environment, natural beauty, positive business climate and outstanding quality of life.

​MEET THE PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN

The people who live and work in Wisconsin love it here. Discover why by viewing the videos below.

WESLEY ESCONDO

CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

TIM GERRITSEN

Head of Studio, Fantasy Flight Interactive
Madison, Wisconsin

TINA & PATRICK REVELL

Manager of Digital Experience, Eastbay
Wausau, Wisconsin

MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“It’s no surprise we ended up in Wisconsin. The state has everything we were looking for: good schools, four wonderful seasons, a tremendous quality of life, exceptional cost of living, low crime rate and much more.”

WOLFGANG KOHLER • CEO, ULT AG NORTH AMERICA

“We want to locate where residents are comfortable having a large distribution center as a neighbor, because, ultimately, joining a community is a symbiotic relationship. When we’re deciding where to invest $40 to $50 million of the company’s capital, it’s not only about economics. We want to be confident that our project will get the appropriate level of attention, the planning and permit process will go smoothly, and that there’s harmony in the community. It’s simple, but it doesn’t always happen.”

SEAN GRIFFIN • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, UNFI • BELOIT, WI