According to a new study $5 billion dollars in household net worth left Wisconsin between 1995 and 2000 by losing highly-paid, well-educated, people.
They're moving out of state faster than those from other states are coming to Wisconsin.
Leaders of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance say its mostly 20 somethings and seniors leaving.
The researchers think they're chasing what they perceive to be better economic opportunities, better weather, and lower taxes in other states.
Experts say it translates into less tax revenue here, fewer assets for state banks and less support for local charities.