Generations of business leaders have recognized the advantages of doing business in Wisconsin, given its location at the heart of the United States’ leading manufacturing and agriculture region.
Wisconsin is an ideal place to live and work as it offers a positive business climate and has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. An excellent highway, rail, airport and port system exists in the state, which allows for the rapid distribution of goods and services across the globe.
The state also has a low chance of natural disasters, which reduces the risk of downtime and reduced productivity. Wisconsinites, likewise, also enjoy a high quality of life and have one of the lowest cost-of-living indices in the country.
Wisconsin is proud to have Kikkoman Foods call it home for an important part of its operations for more than 40 years. Kikkoman’s soy sauce plant in Walworth also benefits from the region’s excellent agriculture capacity as well as abundant fresh water. Dozens of other companies with Japanese affiliations have also benefited from operations in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin looks forward to building upon our strong ties with Japan to create even more mutually beneficial opportunities for business growth.”
Wisconsin is an active participant in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association, which strengthens ties between the state and its fifth-largest trading partner. There is also the strong twin state relationship with Chiba Prefecture, as well as the active business, science and technology, education and cultural exchanges between the two regions.
“Wisconsin looks forward to building upon our strong ties with Japan to create even more mutually beneficial opportunities for business growth,” said Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hall.