With a state population of almost five and a half million, and much lower costs of living and operation than other states within the Midwest corridor, Wisconsin is the best and obvious choice for both US and International entrepreneurs. With Green Bay, the gateway to the great waterway towards the north, the bustling metropolitan vessel that is Milwaukee to the south, and the nearby wilderness of the west, Wisconsin represents a wide and varied microcosm of unique community opportunities and offers a community of prosperity driven family centric Midwesterners.
1.The Wisconsin Home Field Advantage
What do the hundreds of stores like Menards, Shopko, Harley Davidson, Schneider National, Erbert & Gerberts, Schrieber Foods, Kohls, Kohler, Carmex, The Onion, Miller Brewer Co., SC Johnson, major companies have in common? The State of Wisconsin. Specifically they were all founded in Wisconsin, and many of these businesses continue to enjoy home operations in the Cheesehead state.
All of these Wisconsin based companies are fiercely loved by Wisconsinites, and every Wisconsinite aims to protect them as if they were their own. When Shopko shuttered their stores, we cried, we lined up for last day sales, and we even said prayers. When someone calls a bubbler (the thing that is connected to the wall that you drink from) a water fountain. We argue, and throw our challenge flag when someone challenges the prowess, independence, and overall badassery of the Green Bay Packers, you are likely to get a verbal throat punch.
In Wisconsin, we do our very best to protect what is ours, and what is ours is what comes from Wisconsin and we fiercely defend it, more so than any other state in this union, and by starting your business or project here, you get that advantage built-in.
2. Fantastic Education
The state behind the Cheddar Curtain has one of the most prestigious state school systems in the union, and is complemented by a slough of private institutions like Marquette, MSOE, St. Norbert’s, and many others. The education system of Wisconsin is functioning as a pipeline of graduates that are highly skilled and well oriented to the world. From all around, every state and country on earth, students choose Wisconsin to learn, and as such we create and mould the best and the brightest of all students.
Combining the pipeline of extremely well-trained graduates across the state, along with the local incentives which make working in Wisconsin great for the worker (like our low-income taxes, our low cost of living, and state benefits) means that you will never be short on well-qualified perspective employees.
3. Resources and Space
Much of Wisconsin remains undeveloped, from the area’s around the national forests, and an assortment of many other state and civilian-owned properties and parcels which are available for easy development, construction, and investment. This means that your project or business can have the chance to build with a community or to even build your own community as the situation may be, making yourself the new Kohler, WI.
The presence of a rich assortment of natural resources means that you can likely source raw materials from within the state, providing better prices and shorter wait times. Wood, lead, rich soil, and various other minerals overwhelm the northern portion of the state, and that which cannot be produced is easily traded with our various partnerships and agreements.
4. Climate & Environment
Most people know of Wisconsin’s winters, and even as a born-and-raised Wisconsinite, I don’t love the weather all year round. But all of our seasons bring amazingly beautiful changes, and offer the opportunity for on the spot ingenuity and design. Additionally, the gorgeous fall days, and warm summer nights make for the perfect off time. But beyond the off-time opportunities, and the uncorrupted beauty, our gorgeous summers and falls also make the perfect time for door to door sales.
5. Opportunities for Growth
Wisconsin is modernizing rapidly, and not only are we modernizing our approach to business, we are also modernizing carious parts of infrastructure, from roads, to our power grid, to our telephony system, these modernizations make Wisconsin open for business, and offer the opportunity for your venture tog row with the state.
With all of these benefits, and so many more, Wisconsin should be a must consider for any and all entrepreneurs who need to find a home. A fantastic choice regardless of your reasoning.