Working in Northeast Wisconsin

Leading industries, top employers, best cultures

skilled workforce • family-friendly companies • short commutes • manufacturing • Fortune 500 corporations • small businesses • advancement opportunities • growing economy • employment choices • educated professionals

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.  

Learn more about job offerings and work life in the region by exploring the top employers in the region and current job opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin.

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:

 Kimberly Clark

Did you know?

  • 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.
The "North of What you Expect" Experience

"Over the years I have had the opportunity to visit Neenah and the surrounding communities many times due to my wife having her immediate family in the location.  During those visits my family came to enjoy the many aspects and activities of the area such as the nearby golf courses, parks, the boating access and the short distance to Door County, which is another vacation destination we have come to enjoy.  Recently the idea to relocate from our home in the Minneapolis area to Neenah became a reality when I was offered a position at J.J. Keller and Associates.  Now, being a full-time resident of Neenah and living here for a number of months, I can speak to how this area truly fits the lifestyle and needs of my family and we have been very pleased to have made the transition."

- Robert Bluemke, Sr. Technical Analyst. - IT and Manufacturing, Age 43

Manufacturing Leads The Way

Sponsored By: 

Praire States Enterprises

Our Top Investors View All