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Find Your True North in the New North

 

Our New North region includes 18 counties, combined to form one community that celebrates the incredible innovation, diverse cultures and high quality of life in NorthEast Wisconsin. Some say our area is one of the best kept secrets to living your best life, but the secret's getting out and New North is becoming one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Whether you are just discovering the New North, or have lived here all your life, we invite you to dig a little deeper to see why so many people are finding their true north right here in Northeast Wisconsin.

 Role of New North, Inc.

New North, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, regional marketing and economic development corporation that was founded to foster collaboration among private and public sector leaders to strengthen our communities, build long-term value, and attract a range of investments. Collaboration has been an ongoing priority, ensuring that we are building places that benefit everyone and where economic prosperity is available to all.

Areas of Focus

Business Development

Leading market diversification and business attraction while providing business intelligence and enhancing the entrepreneurial climate in the region

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Working to retain, advance and attract BIPOC talent to Northeast WI, while providing opportunities for success for all historically-marginalized individuals

Talent Development

Attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent in Northeast Wisconsin and providing resources to help both job seekers and employers

Branding & Marketing

Building awareness of the New North and increasing visibility of Northeast WI businesses and quality of life through marketing strategies and digital assets

18 Counties – One Region

We are grateful for the dedication and collaboration of our 18 counties. Click here for a full list of local partners, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and tourism bureaus.

New North: serving 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin

Click on a county to see more information.

New North: serving 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin
Florence County Brown County Calumet County Door County Fond du Lac Green Lake County Kewaunee County Manitowoc County Marinette County Marquette County Menominee County Oconto County Outagamie County Shawano County Sheboygan County Waupaca County Waushara County Winnebago County

Florence County

Learn More About Florence County

Florence County Government Website

Population: 4,688

Town Municipalities:
• Aurora
• Commonwealth
• Fence
• Fern
• Florence
• Homestead
• Long Lake
• Tipler

Brown County

Learn More About Brown County

Brown County Government Website

Population: 271,848

City Municipalities:
• De Pere
• Green Bay

Village Municipalities:
• Allouez
• Ashwaubenon
• Bellevue
• Denmark
• Hobart
• Howard
• Pulaski
• Suamico
• Wrightstown

Town Municipalities:
• Eaton
• Glenmore
• Green Bay
• Holland
• Humboldt
• Lawrence
• Ledgeview
• Morrison
• New Denmark
• Pittsfield
• Rockland
• Scott
• Wrightstown

Calumet County

Learn More About Calumet County

Calumet County Government Website

Population: 52,718

City Municipalities:
• Appleton
• Brillion
• Chilton
• Kaukauna
• Kiel
• Menasha
• New Holstein

Village Municipalities:
• Harrison
• Hilbert
• Potter
• Sherwood
• Stockbridge

Town Municipalities:
• Brillion
• Brothertown
• Charlestown
• Chilton
• New Holstein
• Rantoul
• Stockbridge
• Woodville

Door County

Learn More About Door County

Door County Government Website

Population: 30,526

City Municipalities:
Sturgeon Bay

Village Municipalities:
• Egg Harbor
• Ephraim
• Forestville
• Sister Bay

Town Municipalities:
• Baileys Harbor
• Brussels
• Clay Banks
• Egg Harbor
• Forestville
• Gardner
• Gibraltar
• Jacksonport
• Liberty Grove
• Nasewaupee
• Sevastopol
• Sturgeon Bay
• Union
• Washington

Fond du Lac

Learn More About Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County Government Website

Population: 103,836

City Municipalities:
• Fond du Lac
• Ripon
• Waupun

Village Municipalities:
• Brandon
• Campbellsport
• Eden
• Fairwater
• Mount Calvary
• North Fond du Lac
• Oakfield
• Rosendale
• Saint Cloud

Town Municipalities:
• Alto
• Ashford
• Auburn
• Byron
• Calumet
• Eden
• Eldorado
• Empire
• Fond du Lac
• Forest
• Friendship
• Lamartine
• Marshfield
• Metomen
• Oakfield
• Osceola
• Ripon
• Rosendale
• Springvale
• Taycheedah
• Waupun

Green Lake County

Learn More About Green Lake County

Green Lake County Government Website

Population: 19,220

City Municipalities:
• Berlin
• Green Lake
• Markesan
• Princeton

Village Municipalities:
• Kingston
• Marquette

Town Municipalities:
• Berlin
• Brooklyn
• Green Lake
• Kingston
• Mackford
• Manchester
• Marquette
• Princeton
• Seneca
• Marie

Kewaunee County

Learn More About Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County Government Website

Population: 20,623

City Municipalities:
• Algoma
• Kewaunee

Village Municipalities:
• Casco
• Luxemburg

Town Municipalities:
• Ahnapee
• Carlton
• Casco
• Franklin
• Lincoln
• Luxemburg
• Montpelier
• Pierce
• Red River
• West Kewaunee

Manitowoc County

Learn More About Manitowoc County

Manitowoc County Government Website

Population: 81,172

City Municipalities:
• Kiel
• Manitowoc
• Two Rivers

Village Municipalities:
• Cleveland
• Francis Creek
• Kellnersville
• Maribel
• Mishicot
• Reedsville
• St. Nazianz
• Valders
• Whitelaw

Town Municipalities:
• Cato
• Centerville
• Cooperstown
• Eaton
• Franklin
• Gibson
• Kossuth
• Liberty
• Manitowoc
• Manitowoc Rapids
• Maple Grove
• Meeme
• Mishicot
• Newton
• Rockland
• Schleswig
• Two Creeks
• Two Rivers

Marinette County

Learn More About Marinette County

Marinette County Government Website

Population: 41,988

City Municipalities:
• Marinette
• Niagara
• Peshtigo

Village Municipalities:
• Coleman
• Crivitz
• Pound
• Wausaukee

Town Municipalities:
• Amberg
• Athelstane
• Beaver
• Beecher
• Dunbar
• Goodman
• Grover
• Lake
• Middle Inlet
• Niagara
• Pembine
• Peshtigo
• Porterfield
• Pound
• Silver Cliff
• Stephenson
• Wagner
• Wausaukee

Marquette County

Learn More About Marquette County

Marquette County Government Website

Population: 15,779

City Municipalities:
• Montello

Village Municipalities:
• Endeavor
• Neshkoro
• Oxford
• Westfield

Town Municipalities:
• Buffalo
• Crystal Lake
• Douglas
• Harris
• Mecan
• Montello (town)
• Moundville
• Neshkoro (town)
• Newton
• Oxford (town)
• Packwaukee
• Shields
• Springfield
• Westfield (town)

Menominee County

Learn More About Menominee County

Menominee County Government Website

Population: 4,197

Town Municipalities:

• Menominee

Oconto County

Learn More About Oconto County

Oconto County Government Website

Population: 39,633

City Municipalities:
• Gillett
• Oconto
• Oconto Falls

Village Municipalities:
• Lena
• Pulaski
• Suring

Town Municipalities:
• Abrams
• Bagley
• Brazeau
• Breed
• Chase
• Doty
• Gillett
• How
• Lakewood
• Lena
• Little River
• Little Suamico
• Maple Valley
• Morgan
• Mountain
• Oconto
• Oconto Falls
• Pensaukee
• Riverview
• Spruce
• Stiles
• Townsend
• Underhill

Outagamie County

Learn More About Outagamie County

Outagamie County Government Website

Population: 192,127

City Municipalities:
• Appleton
• Kaukauna
• New London
• Seymour

Village Municipalities:
• Bear Creek
• Black Creek
• Combined Locks
• Greenville
• Harrison
• Hortonville
• Howard
• Kimberly
• Little Chute
• Nichols
• Shiocton
• Wrightstown

Town Municipalities:
• Black Creek
• Bovina
• Buchanan
• Center
• Cicero
• Dale
• Deer Creek
• Ellington
• Freedom
• Grand Chute
• Hortonia
• Kaukauna
• Liberty
• Maine
• Maple Creek
• Oneida
• Osborn
• Seymour
• Vandenbroek

Shawano County

Learn More About Shawano County

Shawano County Government Website

Population: 40,886

City Municipalities:
• Marion
• Shawano

Village Municipalities:
• Aniwa
• Birnamwood
• Bonduel
• Bowler
• Cecil
• Eland
• Gresham
• Mattoon
• Pulaski
• Tigerton
• Wittenberg

Town Municipalities:
• Almon
• Angelica
• Aniwa
• Bartelme
• Belle Plaine
• Birnamwood
• Fairbanks
• Germania
• Grant
• Green Valley
• Hartland
• Herman
• Hutchins
• Lessor
• Maple Grove
• Morris
• Navarino
• Pella
• Red Springs
• Richmond
• Seneca
• Washington
• Waukechon
• Wescott
• Wittenberg

Sheboygan County

Learn More About Sheboygan County

Sheboygan County Government Website

Population: 117,841

City Municipalities:
• Sheboygan
• Sheboygan Falls
• Plymouth

Village Municipalities:
• Adell
• Cascade
• Cedar Grove
• Elkhart Lake
• Glenbeulah
• Howards Grove
• Kohler
• Oostburg
• Random Lake
• Waldo

Town Municipalities:
• Greenbush
• Herman
• Holland
• Lima
• Lyndon
• Mitchell
• Mosel
• Plymouth
• Rhine
• Russell
• Scott
• Sheboygan
• Sheboygan Falls
• Sherman
• Wilson

Waupaca County

Learn More About Waupaca County

Waupaca County Government Website

Population: 51,488

City Municipalities:
• Clintonville
• Manawa
• Marion
• New London
• Waupaca
• Weyauwega

Village Municipalities:
• Big Falls
• Fremont
• Iola
• Scandinavia

Town Municipalities:
• Caledonia
• Dayton
• Dupont
• Farmington
• Fremont
• Harrison
• Helvetia
• Iola
• Larrabee
• Lebanon
• Lind
• Little Wolf
• Matteson
• Mukwa
• Royalton
• St Lawrence
• Union
• Waupaca
• Weyauwega
• Wyoming

Waushara County

Learn More About Waushara County

Waushara County Government Website

Population: 24,999

City Municipalities:
• Berlin
• Wautoma

Village Municipalities:
• Coloma
• Hancock
• Lohrville
• Plainfield
• Redgranite
• Wild Rose

Town Municipalities:
• Aurora
• Bloomfield
• Coloma
• Dakota
• Deerfield
• Hancock
• Leon
• Marion
• Mt. Morris
• Oasis
• Plainfield
• Poy Sippi
• Richford
• Rose
• Saxeville
• Springwater
• Warren
• Wautoma

Winnebago County

Learn More About Winnebago County

Winnebago County Government Website

Population: 170,718

City Municipalities:
• Appleton
• Menasha
• Neenah
• Omro
• Oshkosh

Village Municipalities:
• Fox Crossing
• Winneconne

Town Municipalities:
• Algoma
• Black Wolf
• Clayton
• Neenah
• Nekimi
• Nepeuskun
• Omro
• Oshkosh
• Poygan
• Rushford
• Utica
• Vinland
• Winchester
• Winneconne
• Wolf River

 

Live your Best Life

 

In Northeast Wisconsin, there is MORE of what YOU are looking for to live your best life.  Four distinct seasons, dynamic and diverse employers, and safe & connected communities are just a few of the many reasons why so many love to live, work, and play in the New North. Our region also features multiple Fortune 500 companies, low cost of living, a wide variety of housingtop-ranking schools and universities, accessible and award-winning healthcareoutdoor recreation for every season, and an abundance of arts & culture. Most of all, New North is intentional about growing, learning, innovating and welcoming all who choose to call Northeast Wisconsin home.

Live

 

From its flourishing, lively cities to its charming towns and villages, New North offers a variety of housing options, inclusive environments, and ample outdoor recreation opportunities. The region’s Cost of Living Index is 8% lower than the nation’s average, so your money goes further in Northeast Wisconsin, making it the perfect place to put down roots.

Work

 

New North’s resilient economy is supported by Corporations ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-sized, privately-owned businesses. These represent a host of industries, including insurance, health care, agriculture, manufacturing, technology and tourism.

Play

 

Find endless options for adventures in the 18 counties of the New North. From the Green Bay Packers and PGA Championship golf courses to thriving arts communities, diverse dining, and more than 415 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes, Northeast Wisconsin is “North of What you Expect.”

See why others find Northeast Wisconsin a great place to live.

 

Entrepreneurship

New North is the fastest-growing startup region in Wisconsin. In fact, Northeast Wisconsin more than doubled the number of deals raised by its entrepreneurs in 2021, and we continue to expand our entrepreneurial economy. More and more entrepreneurial economy. More and more entrepreneurs are discovering the benefits of launching their business in the New North, thanks to the NEW Launch Alliance and extended partners.

Business Resources

Our Partnerships mean less hassle for you. New North, Inc. partners with all economic development corporations, site owners and government representatives to be your single point of contact for business intelligence and regional data.

Top Employers

The 18-county region of the New North is home to top Wisconsin businesses from top industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, information technology, finance and more. Businesses recognize our advantage is value and the New North region is truly ‘North of What you Expect.’

Job Openings

From Fortune 500 companies to high-tech independent firms, all career fields and interests are available in Northeast Wisconsin. Access job boards and learn of our region’s employers by viewing New North Investor firms human resource websites and available positions.

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Find Property

When it comes to business value, the New North region is unparalleled. Businesses located in the New North region know that our advantage is value. When compared amongst other regions, the New North region and its communities offers more value in education, healthcare, workforce, logistics, resources and more. Match this value to available real estate in the region and Northeast Wisconsin has everything a business needs.

Broadband Access

Broadband has become a vital need for our region. Learn about the results of our Regional Broadband Access Study. The report, which reflects a strong desire for improved broadband service across every constituency, offers 10 strategic recommendations centering around the goal of delivering high-performance internet in all areas of the New North region.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Learn what One New North is doing to achieve a thriving regional environment that retains, advances, and attracts BIPOC individuals to the businesses, schools, and communities in which they work, live, learn and play.

From community updates to business resource connections, stay up to date on what’s happening in the New North.

 

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