While Wisconsin is, in fact, among the leading food producers of milk, cheese, cranberries and beer, the backbone of the New North region's thriving economy is actually supported by organizations ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-sized, privately-owned businesses representing a host of industries including insurance, health care, agriculture, manufacturing, technology and tourism.
The companies that call Northeast Wisconsin home home lead the nation in work environment, worker's safety, benefits, work life balance and productivity. Even more important, New North's economy has the strength and diversity to weather tough economic times. Through the recession, New North performed better than most regions in the country in terms of economic performance relating to unemployment and job growth rate.
Featured New North Community: Neenah, WI and Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Experience one of New North's leading Fortune 500 corporations, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, located in the prized community of Neenah, WI, located in the New North region:
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- 17 companies in the New North were included in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States.
- 11 of the top 25 largest private companies in Wisconsin with more than $50 million in sales are headquartered in the New North, encompassing a wide range of industries, from logistics, technology, manufacturing, and insurance.
- The Fond du Lac Metro area was ranked No. 10 in the nation for manufacturing job growth in 2013
- Green Bay, WI was ranked 47th out of nearly 400 other communities in the nation for Economic Strength Rankings in 2014
- Oshkosh, WI is the named 24th Hottest City for Entreprenuers
Shawano, WI was named the 10th best place to start a business in Wisconsin by NerdWallet, a consumer finance website. To determine this ranking, NerdWallet examined 118 places in Wisconsin with populations of 5,000 or more.
- Business Facilities magazine, one of the nation’s leading corporate and economic development publications, ranked the Fond du Lac Metro (County) ninth in the nation for advanced manufacturing specialization. No other Wisconsin metro was ranked in the top 10.