Culture and Diverse Experiences

many opportunities, one region

ethnic heritage • affinity groups • welcoming & inclusive • cultural pride • corporate diversity programs • cultural events • increasing diversification • supporting learning and involvement

Business and organizational leaders throughout the New North are uniting - driving efforts to promote diversity initiatives and the recruitment and retainment of a diverse workforce.  Many individual corporations demonstrate their diversity values by implementing employee policies that encourage and nurture an open and inviting workplace.

New North leaders recognize that a vibrant and creative workforce will enable the region to continue to grow and prosper.  Regional leaders are driving change and many support and promote diverse cultures through annual diversity awards offered by both small and large businesses.  Many others participate and provide corporate mentorship programs and professional women-in-leadership groups.  Community outreach is highly present in New North firms, generating excitement through college diversity centers, speaking series, cultural celebrations and festivals, and elementary school foreign language programs.

Learn more about our efforts to support a diverse region on our Diversity Resources page.

New North Regional Resource Guides for Multicultural Residents

The New North region is a vibrant region to work, learn, experience, grow, worship and have fun! These guides are designed to help residents feel at home here in Northeast Wisconsin. Listed are activities, community resources, educational resources, and culturally-specific businesses. We hope you'll find value in the Guides, and will enjoy exploring the New North region!

Presented by the New North Attract, Retain and Develop Talent Committee, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Appleton:

Did you know?

  • Colleges in the New North draw in students from every state and more than 50 countries.
  • More than one-quarter of businesses in the New North are minority- or women-owned and the number is expected to continue to increase.
  • Wisconsin celebrates its ethnically and culturally rich past and present all year long with festivals such as Germanfest, Indian Summer Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Asian Moon Festival, Festa Italiana, Irish Fest, African World Fest, Polish Fest, Arab World Fest, Serbian Fest, Bastille Days, Syttende Mai, Scottish Fest, Hmong Summer Festival, Armenian Fest, Greek Fest, Kermis Dutch Festival, Cornish Fest, Swiss Fest, the Czech Music Festival & many more.
  • The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, located in the New North Region, is an important part of the heritage of Northeast Wisconsin.  Festivals, tribal events and more immerse community members into the Oneida culture.

Special thank you to our top investors. For a full list of New North investors, go to Our Investors