Why Wisconsin

TOP 10 PLACE TO MOVE FOR A JOB

On a list of the 10 top cities with amazing available jobs, Wisconsin as a whole grabs a spot on the list.

Livability, October 2018

 

#2 STATE FOR DOCTORS

Wisconsin's opportunities and overall medical environment provide doctors with a sound path to success

WalletHub, 2019

7TH BEST STATE TO RAISE A FAMILY

Wisconsin especially ranks high in affordability as well as health and safety.

WalletHub, January 2019

6TH HAPPIEST STATE IN THE U.S.

Measured by health, economic stability, and a lifestyle with good social ties and plenty of time spent outside of work

MagnifyMoney, 2018


#3 OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE

It all comes together in Wisconsin to form one of the best quality of life scores in the country.

US News Best States

BEST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE FOR WOMEN

In this same ranking, Wisconsin tied for first for highest high school graduation rate for women, 3rd for share of women who voted in 2016 presidential election, and more.

wallethub.com, 2018

TOP 10 STATES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

IndustryWeek, 2018

LOW STATE AND LOCAL TAXES

Both state and local taxes are at their lowest point in the past 50 years.

Wisconsin Business Voice, 2017


6.5% LOWER COST OF LIVING THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

Our lower costs for things like housing and health care leave room for you to do more of what you love.

Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017

#6 BEST STATE TO LIVE

With a high quality of life and top-notch health and education ratings, Wisconsin is a top state.

WalletHub, 2019

15,000+ FRESHWATER LAKES

This includes two Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

#5 BEST STATES FOR MILLENNIALS

With career opportunities and lower cost of living, Wisconsin is catching the attention of younger generations.

WalletHub, 2019


49 TECHNICAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES

There are 500+ technical degree programs to choose from in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Technical College System, 2019; Wisconsin Technical Colleges, 2019

3rd HIGHEST ACT SCORES

Wisconsin tied for 3rd highest ACT scores “among 17 states where the majority of high school students take the ACT.”

StarTribune.com, 2019

475,000 EMPLOYED BY WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

Manufacturing accounts for 19% of Wisconsin’s GDP.

Bureau of Labor Statistics QCEW, 2018; Bureau of Economic Analysis GDP, 2018

UW-MADISON #13

Among public colleges. Moves up from #15 in 2018.

U.S. News & World Report


UW SYSTEM ONE OF THE LARGEST EDUCATION SYSTEM IN U.S.

With 26 four-year and two-year institutions, Wisconsin is filled with higher educational opportunities.

#4 IN OVERALL HEALTH CARE QUALITY

Wisconsin ranks #4 in the nation for overall health care quality, as reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2018.

1ST IN OVERALL SCHOOL SAFETY

Learning happens here, without unnecessary distraction.

WalletHub, 2017

#4 STATE WITH THE BEST SCHOOLS

We consistently make learning a top priority.

WalletHub, 2018