#11 Wisconsin


#30 in Taxation and Regulation

#15 in Workforce Quality

#19 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Midwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Illinois
12
12
12
12
Indiana
1
3
2
2
Iowa
4
5
3
4
Kansas
7
6
9
8
Michigan
11
10
10
10
Minnesota
10
11
6
7
Missouri
9
8
11
6
Nebraska
8
4
1
1
North Dakota
6
2
8
11
Ohio
2
7
4
5
South Dakota
5
1
7
9
Wisconsin
3
9
5
3

Key Industries

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

Key Companies

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

Advantages

Wisconsin’s new right-to-work legislation is drawing more business prospects to the state.

Wisconsin spends over $153 billion a year on incentive programs

Challenges

Wisconsin’s state and local tax burden fifth-highest out of 50 states.

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/

CEO Comments

“Due to high taxes and a small tax base Wisconsin businesses are primarily privately held with very high product/service margins to cover the tax burdens.”

“Wisconsin has chosen a path of letting its infrastructure deteriorate, not funding schools, letting roads deteriorate, reducing protections for public lands and waters. Violent crime is on the rise and local control is being undermined. The future is depressing due to gerrymandering of political boundaries and lack of commitment to investment.”

“Wisconsin has a great workforce and expenses are about 1/3 of the east coast. Taxes are fair to moderate in impact.”

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