Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties. Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese. Manufacturing, especially paper products, information technology (IT), and tourism are also major contributors to the state’s economy. In 2010 Wisconsin’s gross state product was $248.3 billion, making it 21st among U.S. states. The economy of Wisconsin is driven by manufacturing, agriculture, and health care. The state’s economic output from manufacturing was $48.9 billion in 2008, making it the tenth largest among states in manufacturing gross domestic product. The largest cities are Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Green Bay, Kenosha, Appleton, Waukesha, Eau Claire, Janesville and Osh Kosh.
State Department of Agriculture
Mission: We will deliver efficient and effective programs and services to Wisconsin agriculture, consumers, and businesses, to provide market confidence and to enhance competitiveness and profitability.
We partner with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.
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Made in Wisconsin: Founded in 1911, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association representing more than 3,700 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy.
Wisconsin Made: An E-store dedicated to products made in Wisconsin.
Buy Wisconsin is not an anti-trade movement. In fact, it’s vitally important that the quality goods and services that Wisconsin workers produce enjoy a fair share of the global market. Wisconsin exporters shipped $23.1 billion worth of products to 200 countries in 2012 alone. Studies show trade supports over 20% of all jobs in the state.
Wisconsin Goods: The idea for WisconsinGoods.com began as we vacationed around the great state of Wisconsin. We went from Superior to Door County, La Crosse to Minocqua, and Lake Geneva to Prairie du Chien. During our travels we took notice of the magnificent scenery, the friendly people, as well as some of the interesting businesses that call Wisconsin home.