State ranks 23rd nationally in business competitiveness

According to a new report released by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation, Wisconsin ranks 23rd nationally in business competitiveness and just 30th in entrepreneurial spirit. It’s part of a mixed-bag review of the state’s business climate.

Although workers’ compensation costs in Wisconsin rank 42nd in the country, the number of the state’s workforce employed in quality manufacturing jobs as a percent of total non-farm jobs is second, a WMC news release states.

“While Wisconsin ranks high on post-high school educational attainment at 12th place, we lag behind in net migration with a placement of 24th,” said WMC Foundation President Jim Morgan. “We are making progress but we have a lot of work to do to make Wisconsin irresistible to future generations of workers.”