In Wisconsin you really can have it all: central location, strong infrastructure, amazing quality of life, low cost of doing business–and some of the best workers in the world. We’re investing in Wisconsin’s future by partnering with businesses as they grow, ensuring that every community thrives.

— Missy Hughes, Secretary/CEO,
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation


Wisconsin welcomes businesses to settle into its charming cities, like Milwaukee, and take advantage of the incentives the state has to offer. (Photo: courtesy of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.)





the new northNew North, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, regional economic development corporation fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin, known as the New North region. The New North brand unites the region both internally and externally around talent development, brand promotion and business development, signifying the collective economic power behind the 18 counties. New North creates, connects and convenes regional strategic initiatives for business and talent development.


Wisconsin Economic DevelopmentWisconsin’s central location, proven industry know-how, transportation infrastructure and positive business climate — including our Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit — combine to offer attractive growth opportunities for companies seeking to maximize their success.


#2 Manufacturing Jobs (% of workforce)2023 State Rankings
#3 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Agribusiness2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Food Processing2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Medtech / Medical Devices2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Most Affordable Cities (Over 500K Pop.): Milwaukee2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Tech Talent Leaders (Labor Pool Under 50K): Madison2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Food Processing: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MI-WI2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Best Business Climate (Mid-Sized): Madison2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


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