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

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
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
Wisconsin law prohibits agreements that require membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.
A Simplified Business Climate
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.

Education
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 - 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 - 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
Univ. of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay
6,779
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

Get in touch

Coleman Peiffer
Senior Business Attraction Manager
(608) 458-5604
colemanpeiffer@alliantenergy.com