Wisconsin: A Tradition of Innovation
This 308-page hardcover coffee table book is an illustrative, data-rich tome on all things Wisconsin. It was co-authored with Mary Erpenbach and produced collaboratively by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Cherbo Publishing Group, 2008.
From the jacket:
Wisconsin has been called the Land of Beer and Cheese, but culinary rhetoric barely scratches the surface of its bounty. It is indeed the nation's top cheese producer, but an innovative collaboration among the life sciences, education, and private sectors has enabled the state to achieve cutting-edge biotech advances with international implications, such as those of stem cell research and nanotechnology. Stellar schools and a thriving health care system — not to mention the beloved Green Bay Packers — simply amplify the quality of life enjoyed by Wisconsin's proud residents. All of this, nestled in some of the most beautiful terrain in the country; a national forest to the north, the mighty Mississippi River to the west, the famed Driftless Area to the southwest, the great Lake Michigan to the east, and mile upon mile of gently rolling hills and meadows in between. Money magazine agrees on Wisconsin's quality of life, naming Middleton, a city mere miles from the capital, its 2007 number-one place to live in America. Forbes magazine followed suit the same year, placing four Wisconsin cities on its 2007 list of "Best Places for Business and Careers."
Wisconsin residents love the land, cherish their roots, and value hard work and progress above all. They are a friendly, welcoming, midwestern-values bunch, which makes for tight-knit neighborhoods and family-friendly communities. They are a creative, independent, think-outside-the-box sort, and this translates to a stable economy, an ever-evolving workplace culture, and endless opportunities for growth.
Wisconsin is always looking forward. Come join the movement.