Leaders of 75 of Wisconsin's largest companies will gather in Milwaukee Tuesday to celebrate the central role of privately-owned companies in the state's economy.
The occasion is the release of the Deloitte Wisconsin 75 list, an annual compendium of the largest privately-owned companies in the state.
The companies on the list are largely familiar names, led by Northwestern Mutual, ABC Supply Co., S.C. Johnson & Son, U.S. Venture and American Family Insurance. The Wisconsin 75 ranks companies by annual revenue.
The list includes manufacturers, food processors, construction firms, consumer and business service companies, auto dealers and more. Most are owned by individuals or families. Some are employee owned, and others, like Schneider National, Plexus and Exact Sciences, are publicly traded but retain in-state majority ownership.
"These are organizations that employ a significant number of people here in the state of Wisconsin and really do contribute in a very meaningful way towards driving our economy forward," said P.J. DiStefano, the managing partner at Deloitte's Wisconsin practice.