However you measure quality of life—in short commutes, music festivals or career opportunities—we’ve got it. Wisconsin is the only place where friendly neighbors and natural beauty are as legendary as world-class education and high quality healthcare. From our rich heritage to our low cost of living, Wisconsin is one of the safest, smartest and most livable states in America.*
* Morgan Quinto Press
Our innovative culture didn’t begin yesterday. It has been built on the shoulders of the passionate,
hardworking people who have made Wisconsin their home. These are the people whose original thinking
brought us the blender, Vitamin D enrichment and early satellite imagery technology—and
helped make Wisconsin what it is today.
In addition to innovative thinking, we nurture talented people in Wisconsin. Highly ranked
primary schools, world-class universities and cutting-edge technical schools have
shaped a business environment with professional opportunities, “maker spaces” for
entrepreneurs, and a steady stream of talent for both emerging and growing companies.
PRIMARY EDUCATION – Wisconsin’s 92 percent public high school graduation rate
continues to be one of highest in the nation*. And when it comes to advanced placement
scores, we consistently rank higher than the national average**.
PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES – The University of Wisconsin System,
which is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, provides access
to higher education throughout the state.
TECHNICAL AND TRADE SCHOOLS – As the first state to start vocational, technical
and adult education, Wisconsin’s vocational system dates back to the early 1900s. Today,
more than 98 percent of companies say Wisconsin Technical Colleges’ customized training meets
or exceeds expectations***.
* National Center for Education Statistics
** The College Board
*** Wisconsin Technical College System, The Technical College Effect
Spring, summer, fall or winter—Wisconsin has a thrill for every time of year. From waterskiing
to snowmobiling, our state parks, extensive trail systems and thousands of lakes, streams and
rivers provide opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast in every one of us. While lovers of the
arts can enjoy a vibrant scene made up of performing arts theaters, movie and music festivals,
and diverse cultural venues.
When it comes to healthcare, Wisconsin has always been on the cutting edge. From affordable
care to scientific breakthroughs and pioneering medical treatments, we’re helping enrich the
lives of people in Wisconsin, the nation and the rest of the world.