Madison – Wisconsin businesses exported $23.43 billion in goods worldwide in 2014—an all-time high for the state and a 1.4 percent increase over 2013. In the last four years, Wisconsin’s total exports have jumped by 18.3 percent. Wisconsin’s agricultural exports rose by 13.6 percent in 2014 to a record $3.7 billion. The state’s increase was nearly three times greater than the growth rate for total U.S. agriculture exports in 2014 and marks the fifth straight year the Wisconsin’s numbers have risen.
“This is great news for Wisconsin farmers, as well as businesses of all sizes and all industries,” said Governor Scott Walker. “We are taking the necessary steps to improve our business climate, and help Wisconsin companies improve their position in the global market. Promoting Wisconsin business and products in helping job creators realize that exporting can open the doors to new markets and new customers. The latest record-breaking numbers are a true indication that our efforts are paying off.”