Top employers in the new north region

leaders on industry in the region

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

The New North region hosts nearly one-half of Wisconsin’s largest privately held companies, including Fortune 500 leaders and top national brands in leading industry sectors. The strongest performing industries include:

  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Dairy product manufacturing
  • Foundries – Pulp, paper, paperboard manufacturing and converting
  • Electrical equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Twenty five percent (25%) of the workforce in Northeast Wisconsin is employed in Advanced Manufacturing industries, including:

  • Defense
  • Pulp and paper
  • Energy
  • Marine
  • Food Production
  • Transportation


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