Thanks to Wisconsin's skilled workforce and friendly business climate, which have helped Phillips-Medisize succeed globally, the company embarked on a $30-million expansion at six locations in Wisconsin in 2015.

Milwaukee's The Wagner Companies has saved $350,000 annually on reduced energy usage and waste disposal fees since it participated in the first round of the Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

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​After considering other U.S. locations, Remedy Analytics, which uses proprietary analytics technology to help self-insured employers reduce prescription benefit costs, opted to expand its operations in southeastern Wisconsin.

​While numerous programs in Wisconsin provide support and assistance to startups, Scale Up Milwaukee, a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative, focuses on helping business in all stages prepare for rapid growth.