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 Corporations 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.

Did you know?

  • 10 companies in the New North were included in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.
  • 3 of the 7 largest private companies in Wisconsin – with more than $15.4 billion in revenue – are headquartered in the New North.
  •  The New North is home to more than 25 companies with greater than 1000 employees and more than 75 companies with 500-999 employees.
  • Companies in the New North region help Wisconsin rank in the top 10 of leading export states for some of the country’s agricultural commodity groups.
  • Within the New North, there are 10 organizations devoted to young professionals.
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

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