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Expand or Relocate to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Wisconsin

WI business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Wisconsin


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax

Property Tax
Manufacturing, telecommunication and utility properties are assessed by the Dept. of Revenue while all other property is assessed by the municipal assessor. Exemptions from property tax include: Machinery & Equip. used in mfg., Merchants’ and mfrs’ inventories, computer equipment and pollution abatement equipment

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
18% Industrial machinery and equipment
13% Food and kindred products
12% Fabricated metal products
8% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products
8% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Kohler Co. (Kohler) - 7,300
Lands' End, Inc. (Dodgeville) - 4,000
Greenheck Fan Corp. (Schofield) - 3,800
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Arcadia) - 3,500
Mercury Marine (Fond du Lac) - 3,100
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Milwaukee - 80,179
Waukesha - 65,584
Dane - 39,888
Brown - 35,045
Sheboygan - 27,291

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Milwaukee - 51,720
Green Bay - 25,504
Waukesha - 17,607
Madison - 17,299
Appleton - 14,933

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Business Employees’ Program (BEST)
• Community Development Block Grant for Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDBG-ED/RLF)
• Customized Labor Training Fund
• Dairy 2020 Initiative
• Early Planning Grant Program (EPG)
• Enterprise Development Zone Program Focus in Energy
• Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)
• Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
• Major Economic Dev. Program
• Rural Economic Development Program
• Technology Development Fund

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Wisconsin

Manitowoc, WI
Proactive in connecting businesses to resources, suppliers, markets and capital in Manitowoc County.
Milwaukee, WI
Specializing in Machinery Moving & Erecting, Specialized & Heavy Hauling, Engineering Services, Rigging Services, Plant Relocations offering Turn Key Moving Solutions.
Topeka, KS
Striving to recruit new business & help companies expand in Kansas
Madison, WI
WEDC provides resources for business to start, expand or relocate in Wisconsin. Visit to learn more
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