Why Wisconsin

160+ SPECIES OF FISH

Wisconsin waters hold over 160 types of fish, much to the delight of our anglers and nature enthusiasts.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

 

#2 STATE FOR DOCTORS

Wisconsin's opportunities and overall medical environment provide doctors with a sound path to success

WalletHub, 2019

7TH BEST STATE TO RAISE A FAMILY

Wisconsin especially ranks high in affordability as well as health and safety.

WalletHub, January 2019

6TH HAPPIEST STATE IN THE U.S.

Measured by health, economic stability, and a lifestyle with good social ties and plenty of time spent outside of work

MagnifyMoney, 2018

#3 OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE

It all comes together in Wisconsin to form one of the best quality of life scores in the country.

US News Best States

BEST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE FOR WOMEN

Wisconsin leads the nation in many educational categories, this is just one of them!

wallethub.com

2ND LOWEST MOVIE THEATER PRICES IN THE U.S.

Home of Marcus luxury theaters, with huge recliners and high-quality food, Wisconsin is also the second lowest priced place to see a movie in the country.

Expatistan

LOW STATE AND LOCAL TAXES

Both state and local taxes are at their lowest point in the past 50 years.

Wisconsin Business Voice, 2017

6.5% LOWER COST OF LIVING THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

Our lower costs for things like housing and health care leave room for you to do more of what you love.

Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017

BEST CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS

Wisconsin’s “Critical Access Hospitals” (those in rural areas) were ranked Best in the Nation by the Health Resources & Services Administration in 2017.

15,000+ FRESHWATER LAKES

This includes two Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

#2 SHORTEST DOCTOR WAITING ROOM TIME

Wisconsin's waiting time clocks in at 13 minutes, compared to the national average of 20 minutes.

Vitals, 2016

 

UW SYSTEM ONE OF THE LARGEST EDUCATION SYSTEM IN U.S.

With 26 four-year and two-year institutions, Wisconsin is filled with higher educational opportunities.

#4 IN OVERALL HEALTH CARE QUALITY

Wisconsin ranks #4 in the nation for overall health care quality, as reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2018.

1ST IN OVERALL SCHOOL SAFETY

Learning happens here, without unnecessary distraction.

WalletHub, 2017

#4 STATE WITH THE BEST SCHOOLS

We consistently make learning a top priority.

WalletHub, 2018