Successful businesses start in Wisconsin

A central location and skilled workforce make Wisconsin a great place to locate or expand your business.

Wisconsin is a manufacturing leader

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Now experiencing an economic boom that started with technological advancements in the manufacturing sector, Wisconsin is leading the way in productivity and sustainability. With more than 460,000 manufacturing jobs and $55 billion in yearly manufacturing output, there’s clearly a healthy worldwide demand for Wisconsin products. 84% of all Wisconsin exports are manufactured goods.

Wisconsin business advantages

Tax environment
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A single-sales-factor tax treatment

7.9% tax rate corporate income tax

0.4% tax rate for manufacturing and agricultural activities

4 – 7.65% personal tax

A 7.5% tax credit in perpetuity for manufacturing companies, virtually eliminating corporate income tax.

Right-to-work state
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Wisconsin law prohibits agreements that require membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.

A simplified business climate
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The business climate is attractive to companies looking to expand, relocate or establish North American operations. Policies have created an environment that supports business success.


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28% of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree

92.4% of the population have completed high school

Pipeline to great talent


In keeping pace with the changing needs of the economy, employers need a talent strategy that engages the full spectrum of talent sourcing. Hiring managers say the skills gap persists across industries. By proactively building a talent pipeline with our partners in education, you’ll have a pool of qualified, eager prospects lined up for any position as soon as it becomes available.

Public universities

university location enrollment
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Madison 44,116
Univ. of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay 6,779
Univ. of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville 8,106
Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee 27,156
Univ. of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh 10,294
Univ. of Wisconsin - Parkside Kenosha 4,325
Univ. of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse 9,595
Univ. of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls  6,139
Univ. of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point  8,626
Univ. of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie 9,619
Univ. of Wisconsin - Superior Superior 2,603
Univ. of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater 10,747


Community colleges

college location enrollment
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville 2,471
Madison Area Technical College Madison 21,249
Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac 5,012
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore 2,334
Gateway Technical College Kenosha 7,410
Lakeshore Technical College Sheboygan 4,204

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