#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

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