#10 Wisconsin


5.77 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.10 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.33 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

The number of graduates in STEM fields within the the University of Wisconsin System has been steadily growing since 2009. A total of 7,325 undergraduate and 1,620 graduate degrees in STEM fields were conferred by the UW system in 2015, compared to 5,153 undergraduate and 1,241 graduate degrees in 2009.

Key Industries

Aerospace, BioScience, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Water Technology

Key Companies

Harley-Davidson
Johnson Controls
Kohl’s
Lands’ End
Manpower
Oshkosh
Rockwell Automation

Key Contacts

Economic Development Corp.

Barb LaMue, VP
608-210-6760
201 W Washington Ave
P.O. Box 1687
Madison, WI 53701
barb.lamue@wedc.org
http://inwisconsin.com/

Mark Hogan, Secretary & CEO

(608) 210-6700

201 W Washington Ave
P.O. Box 1687
Madison, WI 53701
mark.hogan@wedc.org
http://inwisconsin.com/

CEO Comments

“Wisconsin – improving due to state leadership, still has a way to go.  Workforce is limited due to aging population not replaced well by births and tendency for college kids to leave after college…but many return.”

“Both Ohio and Wisconsin are becoming more business-friendly and are willing to help businesses get established while supporting critical worker training.”

Current Developments

2016 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN…

- Advertisement -

CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Ticks Up In August

Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
- Advertisement -

BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

SUBSCRIBE TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sign Up to Receive Chief Executive’s Magazine and e-Newsletters

Chief Executive’s publications are designed to help CEOs do their jobs better and run their businesses more effectively. Subscribe here.