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Wisconsin Stories2019-10-24T09:57:11-06:00

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.

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Milwaukee's Film Industry | Give Me Liberty Premiere | Wisconsin Stories

GIVE ME LIBERTY PREMIERE AND MILWAUKEE’S FILM INDUSTRY

Milwaukee has a thriving film industry, including a top 10 film festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Point to La Pointe | Wisconsin Stories

POINT TO LA POINTE

A 2.1-mile open water swim from Wisconsin’s Bayfield to Madeline Island in Lake Superior
Bayfield to Madeline Island, Wisconsin

Lumberjack World Championships | Wisconsin Stories

LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hayward is home to the Lumberjack World Championships, a premier timber sports competition
Hayward, Wisconsin

Candlewood Cabins | Wisconsin Stories

CANDLEWOOD CABINS

These famous cabins, surrounded by the Driftless Area’s rolling hills, offer a storybook getaway
Richland Center, Wisconsin

American Players Theatre Wisconsin Story

AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE

An outdoor theater surrounded by hilly woods and meadows, American Players Theatre is an iconic Wisconsin experience
Spring Green, Wisconsin

Pablo Center Wisconsin Story

PABLO CENTER

Eau Claire’s thriving arts community has a new central location for performances, education and enjoyment
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

EOS Surf | Surfing in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Story

SURFING IN SHEBOYGAN WITH EOS SURF

As the “Malibu of the Midwest,” Sheboygan is a prime location for surfers and kiteboarders
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Ironworks Beloit | Wisconsin Stories

IRONWORKS

From manufacturing plant to technology campus, Beloit’s tech scene is growing with Ironworks’ campus
Beloit, Wisconsin

Nelson & Pade | Wisconsin Stories

NELSON & PADE

Helping fulfill the global demand for premium, sustainably grown fish and vegetables with aquaponics
Montello, Wisconsin

Fiserv Forum | Wisconsin Stories

FISERV FORUM

More than a world-class arena, it’s also the center of a desirable destination to live, work and play
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Birkebeiner | Wisconsin Stories

BIRKEBEINER

The largest cross-country ski race in North America is In Wisconsin®
Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin

The Sylvee | Wisconsin Stories

THE SYLVEE

A new state-of-the-art music venue attracting top performers from around the world
Madison, Wisconsin

World Championship Snowmobile Derby | Wisconsin Stories

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SNOWMOBILE DERBY

The Snowmobile Capital of the World is also home to the world’s largest snowmobile competition
Eagle River, Wisconsin

Mayana Chocolates | Wisconsin Stories

MAYANA CHOCOLATES

This Chicago couple relocated to Wisconsin to pursue their passion for chocolate
Spooner, Wisconsin

Emmi Roth | Wisconsin Stories

EMMI ROTH

Meet Emmi Roth’s Madeline Kuhn, part of a new generation of energetic and educated Wisconsin cheesemakers
Monroe, Wisconsin

Bright Cellars | Wisconsin Stories

BRIGHT CELLARS

This startup helps people discover new wine in a fun and easy way
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Trapper Schoepp | Wisconsin Stories

TRAPPER SCHOEPP

Bob Dylan started a song about Wisconsin decades ago. Wisconsin’s Trapper Schoepp finished it
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fasetto | Wisconsin Stories

FASETTO

This tech startup proves that you don’t need to head to Silicon Valley to be successful
Superior, Wisconsin

Socialeads | Wisconsin Stories

SOCIALEADS

An AI platform for sales professionals that spun out of Wisconsin Startup Week
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Oshkosh Defense | Wisconsin Stories

OSHKOSH DEFENSE

Dedicated to helping the military accomplish their mission and return home safely
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

American Provenance | Wisconsin Stories

AMERICAN PROVENANCE

Making natural personal care products with a commitment to Wisconsin
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Kickapoo Coffee | Wisconsin Stories

KICKAPOO COFFEE

The country’s first solar powered coffee roastery
Viroqua, Wisconsin

3 Sheeps Brewing | Wisconsin Stories

3 SHEEPS BREWING

Craft beer brewed with heart & science in Sheboygan
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

3 Sheeps Brewing | Wisconsin Stories

PARK FALLS GASTROPUB

Modern gastropub that serves as a community center
Park Falls, Wisconsin

McPherson Guitars | Wisconsin Stories

McPHERSON GUITARS

World-class, one-of-a-kind guitars handcrafted in Wisconsin
Sparta, Wisconsin

Ambient Inks | Wisconsin Stories

AMBIENT INKS

A print shop blending creativity, craft and collaboration
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

MadMarker Studios | Wisconsin Stories

MADMARKER STUDIOS

The Midwest’s only independent motion-capture studio
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

TIM GERRITSEN

Head of Studio, Fantasy Flight Interactive
Madison, Wisconsin

WESLEY ESCONDO

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

“This Wisconsin Valley with the spring-water winding down as its center line has been looked forward to or back upon by me and mine from all over the world, as home. Every time I come back here it is with the feeling there is nothing anywhere better than this is.”
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect – Wisconsin, Excerpts from “Why I love Wisconsin”, Published in Wisconsin Magazine, 1932

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT • ARCHITECT • SPRING GREEN

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