The Wisconsin Innovation Index is your guide to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial assets. It maps our statewide corporate network of investors, incubators, accelerators, academic resources, professional service firms, regional economic development groups and government resources tied to the growth of Wisconsin’s high-tech economy.
The Wisconsin paper industry employs more than 30,000 workers at 35 mills providing nearly $2.5 billion in payroll to the state’s economy. The paper industry produces $14.3 billion of paper in a wide variety of grades, including printing and writing, tissue, specialty, coated, and packaging. The paper industry pays an estimated $238 million in state and local taxes. Taken together, the paper industry is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the state of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Paper Council advocates for and represents its members in public affairs and public relations matters, serves as a center for the exchange of ideas, and disseminates news and information concerning the industry; this includes proposed legislation and job opportunities.