Nine Wisconsin companies made the Fortune 500 list this year, with WEC Energy Group Inc. making a large jump, moving up 69 spots.
The utility company is based in Milwaukee and had $7.47 billion in revenue, with a 26.1 percent revenue change, coming in at No. 368 on the Fortune 500. The highest ranked in the state was the Milwaukee-based life insurer, Northwestern Mutual at No. 97, up three places from last year.
Northwestern Mutual’s total risk premium sales topped $1 billion in 2016. The company managed total premium revenue of $17.9 billion for its insurance and annuity products, a record.
Last year's top Milwaukee-area company — Johnson Controls Inc. — still has an operational base in Glendale, but has officially moved its headquarters to Cork, Ireland, so it is not included in Fortune's calculations.
Another Milwaukee-based company to make the list is ManpowerGroup at No. 146. However, the company went down by two rankings in the last year. Harley-Davidson Inc., Oshkosh Corp. and Kohl’s Corp. also dropped by a few spots.
Rockwell Automation Inc. saw a large dip, moving down 30 places.
Here are the nine Wisconsin-based companies to make the list:
- #9 7: Northwestern Mutual
- #146: ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN)
- #150: Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS)
- #315: American Family Insurance
- #368: WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC)
- #425: Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK)
- #435: Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG)
- #442: Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK)
- #471: Fiserv (Nasdaq: FISV)