The Research Room is a reprint of Forward Analytics research briefs that appear bimonthly in Wisconsin Counties magazine.

February 2024: Corporate Crossroads: Migration Patterns of Businesses

Forward Analytics has written a lot about the migration of individuals and families to and from Wisconsin. Given our growing demographic challenges, the state needs to greatly increase the number of people it attracts from other states to keep its economy growing.

This is easier said than done. People move for a variety of reasons, but perhaps one of the most important is economic opportunity. Jobs created by businesses, large and small, play a significant role in attracting migrants to Wisconsin. But businesses also migrate into and out of states for economic reasons. One major factor is the availability of a skilled workforce.

Read the full February 2024 Wisconsin Counties article here.

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