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Living in Wisconsin

Located in America's heartland, Wisconsin is a place of abundant natural beauty, diverse recreational activities, progressive educational institutions and unsurpassed economic opportunity. picture
picture With 15,000 inland lakes, two Great Lakes, three National Park Service properties and 57 state parks and forests, Wisconsin is blessed with stunning natural resources. Not surprisingly, it is one of the top tourist destinations in the Midwest, popular with visitors during all four of its distinct seasons. Wisconsin's appeal isn't limited to rural areas, though; the state's towns and cities have a long history of supporting arts and cultural activities, offering visitors a wide variety of museums, galleries, performing arts, events and historical sites. The state also boasts top-flight professional sports teams, world-class entertainment and incredible restaurants and nightclubs.
The Badger state's economy is as diverse as its attractions. Long known as "America's Dairyland," Wisconsin ranks at or near the top in a number of food production categories, including milk, cheese, cranberries, ginseng and beer. Home to companies like Harley-Davidson, Rockwell, Miller Brewing, Kohler and S.C. Johnson, the state is also a leader in manufacturing and boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. The state's education system is among the nation's elite, as evidenced by Wisconsin's sixth consecutive top ranking in average ACT board scores among states in which the ACT is the predominant college entrance exam, and it offers its citizens an extremely comprehensive package of health and human services programs. Wisconsin state government is a model of innovation and responsiveness, having played an integral role in the development of "Welfare to Work" and school voucher programs in recent years. picture
picture If you are truly looking for the "good life," take a look at Wisconsin. It is the perfect mix of old and new, cities and country, business and pleasure, and, most importantly, some of the friendliest people in the world.

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