ICYMI: Wisconsin Is Worse for Business Under Gov. Tony Evers

[Madison, WI] – In case you missed it, Gov. Tony Evers’ anti-business proposals have hurt Wisconsin’s standing among job creators. According to Chief Executive Magazine, which surveys 383 chief executive officers from across the United States, Wisconsin’s ranking has dipped seven spots to number 22 on CEOs’ list of states that are “best for business.”

Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin climbed from number 41 on the list in 2010 to the top ten in 2017 — yet Gov. Evers’ efforts to hike taxes, keep our economy locked down and penalize job creators have thwarted our state’s progress over the last decade.

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Wisconsin falls in Chief Executive magazine’s best states for business rankings
BizTimes Milwaukee
Andrew Weiland
May 11, 2021

Wisconsin fell 7 spots to rank 22nd in Chief Executive magazine’s annual Best & Worst States For Business rankings. Wisconsin ranked 15th in the ranking in 2020.

The ranking is based on a survey, conducted in March, of 383 chief executive officers of American companies.


Wisconsin was ranked 10th in 2017, and ranked 13th in 2018, 17th in 2019, 15th in 2020 and 22nd in 2021.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is criticizing Gov. Tony Evers for the decline in the state’s ranking.

“Gov. Evers has fought tooth and nail to hike taxes, enact costly lockdowns and expand government, and his massive proposed tax-and-spend budget has further hurt Wisconsin’s standing with job creators. As our economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic, the last thing Wisconsin needs is a governor who wants to stifle growth at the expense of small business owners and workers,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Anna Kelly.