In Wisconsin

Key Industries

Industries Rooted in History Are Shaping The Future In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin®, businesses and supporting organizations work together to advance industry innovation, helping companies in both emerging and established sectors excel at what they do. We’ve established centers of excellence in water research and energy technology to answer the challenges of sustainable resource management across the globe. Our extensive network of academic institutions, as well as public-private collaboration, support a broad range of sciences including biotechnology, health care and food production.

Thanks to a robust infrastructure and our “can-do” spirit, Wisconsin has also developed manufacturing strengths in growing markets such as advanced machinery and material sciences, and can move these products to markets around the world. What companies find in Wisconsin is a solid foundation and broad resources to help position them for the future.

A legacy of manufacturing forest products from the state’s plentiful forest resources has evolved into a focus on responsible stewardship, and Wisconsin is now a leader in sustainable, environmentally responsible manufacturing and forest management practices.

A separate cluster of Wisconsin manufacturers specializes in supplying equipment, parts and services to the aerospace sector; the state is home to cutting-edge research and development in nanotechnology, engineering, power and control systems, and composite materials.

For more information about growing your industry in Wisconsin, click here to contact the appropriate WEDC sector development director.

For a list of major employers in the state by industry, visit the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.