WISCONSIN — For the first time in its 13-year history of ranking business-friendly U.S. states, the State of Wisconsin has climbed into C.E.O. Magazine's top ten.
"Wisconsin’s rise into the top 10 of Chief Executive’s '2017 Best States for Business' has been the steadiest ascension in the rankings over the past five years—and one of the most deliberate," C.E.O. Magazine reported.
“[Governor Walker’s] done a tremendous job of communicating to the world that Wisconsin is open for business,” Anthony Pratt, CEO of Pratt Industries, which recently decided to place a new box-manufacturing plant in Beloit, Wis., told Chief Executive. “And on a macro level he’s done a great job of bringing down costs in Wisconsin.”
Another recent haul for Wisconsin was the first North American plant for Haribo, the giant German confectioner that chose a site in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., just north of the Illinois border. “This location offers us access to talent, flexible supply opportunities and exceptional community support,” said Keith Danoff, vice president of marketing for Haribo America to C.E.O Magazine.
“We have worked hard to get Wisconsin out of the worst states for business and into the top 10 best states in the country,” Governor Walker said. “We did it by cutting taxes, putting the power back in the hands of Wisconsin workers, and enacting common sense conservative reforms. At a time when Wisconsin is joining the best states for business, we cannot afford to go backward by increasing taxes on Wisconsin families. We want Wisconsin to stay inside the top 10 best states for business.”
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