Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine Wisconsin's Migration Challenge

July 2016  •  Vol. 84 No. 6/7
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  • Summary
  • IRS figures show Wisconsinites move to other states at lower rates than residents of all but three states. However, because Wisconsin lags in attracting people, it is a net loser in migration. Weather, relatively low wages, and, in some cases taxes all play a role. The state needs to reverse this trend: Over the next 20 years, it must attract as many as 300,000 people just to maintain its current workforce.

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