The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) developed the Certified In Wisconsin® program to set consistent standards for the certification of industrial sites, putting in place all the key reviews, documents and assessments most commonly required for industrial use. Certified sites mean faster turnaround times, quick approvals and low risk, so you can break ground on new development projects the moment you’re ready.
Certified Sites in the New North:
The Village of Howard has been the fastest-growing community in Brown County for many years, due in part to its school system, which is a major attraction of new residents. Plus ITT Tech, UW Green Bay and Rasmussen College all supply quality talent into the local market each year. Howard is part of the Greater Green Bay area with a population of more than 17,000.
Brown County, which includes the Village of Hobart adjacent to Green Bay, is the fourth most populous and third fastest-growing county in Wisconsin. The county’s population of 255,000 is expected to grow 25 percent through 2030. The Green Bay MSA currently has a labor force of 173,000 and is only 20 miles from the Appleton MSA, with a labor force of 131,000. Brown County’s industry makeup is 20 percent transportation and 17 percent manufacturing. Notable employers include Schneider Logistics, Georgia Pacific and American Foods Group.