The great lakes adjacent state of Wisconsin has long been both an agrarian and industrial powerhouse. Major cities like Milwaukee and Madison stand in stark contrast to the rural agrarian plains. Wisconsin places strong emphasis on protecting its residents and its natural beauty using a fairly complex set of regulations. Thus, businesses often need a fair number of licenses and permits to operate.
In Wisconsin, governments at all levels – federal, state, county and city – need supplies and services. Governments do a significant amount of business with the private sector and can be fantastic clients and customers to businesses in many industries. Any business can apply to do business with any governmental body through a vendor registration process.