Let’s make the most of Wisconsin, together.

Every day, businesses, workers, communities, families, entrepreneurs, and innovators—people just like you—are finding success in Wisconsin. They’re waking up to a state full of possibilities, and WEDC continues to find new and innovative ways to help them achieve their dreams. Companies are launching, expanding, and creating quality jobs—which, in turn, support strong families that build vibrant communities and help the next generation dream even bigger. Together, we’re loving life and looking forward to every day in Wisconsin.

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Economic Well-Being

Learn how WEDC is working to create an economy that gives every Wisconsinite the opportunity to thrive. Learn More

Success Stories

See real stories of Wisconsin businesses, communities, and industries finding success. Learn More

Wisconsin Ambassadors

Get to know real people from across the state who’ve brought their visions to life in Wisconsin—and know you can, too. Learn More

Join other companies finding success in Wisconsin.

Some of today’s most respected companies have chosen to be in Wisconsin. They span a range of industries but have all discovered a business climate that nurtures their success. Our state offers a rare and powerful combination of low risk, geographic stability, and abundant natural resources—in addition to a strong supply chain, manufacturing expertise, affordability, and valuable tax incentives.

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Industry Is Growing

Manufacturing #1 in the nation for manufacturing jobs as a percent of total workforce

Source: Business Facilities magazine, July/August 2022

Biohealth Designated a Regional Technology Hub by the federal government in 2023

Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration, 2023

Water Tech Milwaukee is home to the only global water hub in the U.S.

Source: The Water Council, 2023

Food & Beverage 8 of the 10 largest food companies in the world have operations in Wisconsin

Source: Data Axle, 2022

Workers Are Thriving

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#8 in the nation for overall opportunity, considering affordability, equality, and economic opportunity

Source: U.S. News, 2023

2 of the top 5 cities in the nation with the highest percentage of military skill-related jobs are in Wisconsin

Source: WalletHub

Nearly 490,000 post-secondary students annually

Source: Reporting from the UW System, WAICU, and WTCS

93% of Wisconsin’s workforce has a high school diploma or higher

Source: U.S. Census American Communities Survey, 2021

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Wisconsin Is Looking Forward

#8 in the nation for overall quality of life

Source: U.S. News, 2023

#6 in the nation for education

Source: U.S. News, 2023

84,000 miles of rivers and streams and 15,000 fresh water lakes

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Up to 34% lower cost of living than the east and west coasts

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living