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Global Reach

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MAKE A GLOBAL IMPACT

In Wisconsin®, our influence in the world starts with a desire to create mutually beneficial outcomes. From a welcoming environment that encourages foreign direct investment to breakthrough discoveries that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, we know that by working together, we can all realize our full potential.

With ninety-six percent of the world’s population living outside of the United States, we understand that the people best served by our innovations often live in distant lands. That’s why we are striking partnerships across the globe to enhance sustainable water and energy resource management practices. And it’s why we share our state’s agriculture, and food and beverage production insights with industry leaders worldwide, many of whom travel to Wisconsin or establish operational facilities here to leverage our state’s industry expertise.

While Wisconsin is perhaps best known as “America’s Dairyland,” our state’s contributions to the health, nutrition and quality of life of people around the world extends far beyond the milk and cheese produced by our proud farmers. Vitamins A and B were discovered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the early 20th century, as was a method for enriching food with vitamin D to treat conditions including psoriasis and osteoporosis. And in 1998, one of the major milestones in the history of science took place at the same Wisconsin institution: developmental biologist James Thomson became the first in the world to isolate human embryonic stem sells, a discovery that later fueled the reverse engineering of stem cells from human skin cells.

Rooted in tradition but continuing to shape the future, we are driven to discover a better way, leaving our mark on architecture through Frank Lloyd Wright’s unconventional design, music with Les Paul’s electric guitar, two-wheel transportation through Harley-Davidson’s perfecting of the motorcycle, and recreation with Ole Evinrude’s outboard motor.

Knowing our state’s impact is bigger than the businesses and residents that call it home, we strive to create an environment where you’re free to THINK bigger, encouraged to MAKE your mark and poised for great things to HAPPEN.

HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and global reach.

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GLOBAL EMPLOYERS IN WISCONSIN
These foreign-owned establishments produce 93,000 jobs.

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017

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WISCONSIN COMPANIES SHIP GLOBALLY*
Wisconsin's global network of foreign trade agents represent 82 countries, pro0viding in-country expertise in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

*Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, February 2017

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WATER CENTER
The Global Water Center is one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art water research facility for universities, existing water-related companies and new, emerging water technology companies.

The Water Council, 2017

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TESTIMONIALS

Wisconsin’s strong economic engine is helping businesses across the state maximize their success. Learn how companies are thriving by exploring our testimonials.

“We are excited to make Milwaukee the home of our new global headquarters. The region has an impressive roster of global businesses, a strong manufacturing pedigree, and a deep talent pool for a business like ours. It is an excellent location for us.”

PETER WALLACE • CEO, GARDENER DENVER • MILWAUKEE, WI

“As a global company based in the United Kingdom, 4imprint had several options for its expansion project, but chose to invest in Wisconsin because it was the best fit for the company’s growth strategy and because it enabled the company to continue providing outstanding customer service.”

KEVIN LYONS-TARR • CEO, 4IMPRINT • OSHKOSH, WI

“As we are embarking on building one of the largest facilities in the confectionary industry, this location provides ideal conditions to further grow HARIBO’s successful business in the USA.”

WES SABER • EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HARIBO OF AMERICA INC.

“We look forward to growing our capabilities and footprint in Wisconsin, which is already home to four manufacturing sites and our Milwaukee-based North American Central Distribution Center. The expansion of the Sheboygan facility will play an important part in leveraging our existing expertise to serve our broader business around the world.”

UDIT BATRA • CEO, MILLIPORESIGMA