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威斯康辛州技术委员会, we believe there are many reasons why companies, investors and other institutions should invest or otherwise do business in Wisconsin. Those range from its efficient agricultural sector to its modernized manufacturing community to its growing high technology economy.

正确的人:威斯康星州提供训练有素的, educated workforce with an outstanding work ethic and proven adaptability. High-school graduation rates and higher education rates in Wisconsin are above the U.S. average, and college entrance exam scores rank No. 1或2年,年复一年. 在科技领域, Wisconsin is building a cadre of experienced managers, many of whom have taken companies from the start-up level to acquisition, 合并或首次公开发行.

温暖的投资环境: The enactment of investor tax credits and the creation of an early stage investing infrastructure through the Tech Council Investor Networks have combined to spur increases in the number of angel networks and funds (from six in late 2004 to nearly 40 today), the number of reported early-stage deals (121 in 2019 alone) and the amount invested in early-stage deals ($450 million in 2019). Wisconsin has carefully expanded its investor tax credit program, which attracts four private dollars for every $1 in state credits. The creation of the Badger Fund of Funds has already made the state an investor in about two-dozen early-stage deals.

对创业者来说,这是一个诱人的地方: Wisconsin has created an integrated portfolio of services, 公共的和私人的, 对于创业者和初创公司来说. 这种努力正在得到回报. Reports such as Cyberstates show the state creating thousands of tech jobs, and Wisconsin cities often rank high in studies by organizations such as the Brooking Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

竞争企业成本: Doing business in Wisconsin can translate directly into savings. Construction and operating costs are lower than other areas of the country. Utility costs are typically less than the national average. Land costs are competitive; “shovel-ready” sites and quality labor are available at fair prices. 企业所得税, personal income taxes and sales taxes are competitive with all bordering states. Wisconsin has dropped from having one of the top five tax burdens 20 years ago to 15th 2020年整体.

世界级的学术R&D:威斯康辛州的机构操盘超过1美元.5 billion per year in academic research and development, according to National Science Foundation figures. 威斯康辛大学麦迪逊分校以超过1美元的价格领先.1 billion in research spending per year, good for second in the nation. Other leaders are the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, 马凯特大学, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Marshfield Clinic. The UW-麦迪逊 Institutes for Discovery is the only interdisciplinary research center of its kind in the United States outside the East and West coasts. The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is one of four such federally sponsored laboratories in United States. The WiSys Technology Foundation has been ranked among the top academic tech transfer organizations in the United States.

蓬勃发展的生命科学部门: The biosciences are a multi-billion-dollar industry in Wisconsin, 包括1个以上,各种规模的企业700家,46家,000名医疗工作者, 工业与环境生物技术, 健康信息, 医疗设备, 医疗保健和增值农业. Wisconsin is ranked in the top 10 for biotechnology employment growth. Epic is a national leader in health IT; Promega is a world supplier of biotech assays; Exact Sciences is a leader in cancer research; GE Healthcare has about 6,仅在威斯康辛州就有000名员工.

高科技市场也很火爆: Information technology and other high-tech goods and services are a thriving sector in Wisconsin. Drawn by the quality of academic research in 麦迪逊, 密尔沃基和超越, Microsoft and Google operate research offices in the state. The Mayo Clinic has engaged in a partnership with UW-Eau Claire. Cyberstates 2018, an industry review, showed Wisconsin with more than 211,000 net technology jobs. 它排名17th 50个州的科技工作岗位增加了. The same report showed Wisconsin among per capita employment leaders in electromedical equipment manufacturing, electronic components manufacturing and software publishing. The state’s average high-tech salary is $81,700, according to Cyberstates. The state consistently ranks among the nation’s leaders in the number of patents issued.

THE RIGHT LOCATION AND EXCELLENT QUALITY OF LIFE: Wisconsin lies in the heart of the 我走廊, a 400-mile stretch that includes Chicago to the south and the Twin Cities of Minnesota to the northwest. The corridor offers a world-class combination of talent, capital and research. Not only do Wisconsin and the 我走廊 provide a safe zone from many natural disasters, it’s also well insulated from other security and infrastructure concerns. The region is statistically one of the safest areas in the United States. 麦迪逊, 拉克罗斯, 阿普尔顿, Green Bay and other Wisconsin communities have recently showed up in “best places” magazine rankings, 例如《威尼斯人网站》, 国家地理与金钱.

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