East Central Wisconsin

East Central Wisconsin features an unbeatable blend of comfortable city living; the incredible natural beauty of the Great Lakes; and the energy, innovation, and highly skilled workforce that come with having several college towns. The region is home to the third-largest campus of the Universities of Wisconsin, UW-Oshkosh, as well as UW-Green Bay and several satellite campuses. This area’s abundance of water (in both lakes and rivers) makes it an ideal spot for pulp, paper, and paperboard milling and other manufacturing. Within this region, you’ll find a Foreign Trade Zone, two commercial airports, and four commercial ports in addition to railroad and interstate highway networks.

East central Wisconsin region.

Key Industries:

General Medical and Surgical

Education and Hospitals

Local Government

Physicians’ Offices

Insurance Carriers

Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Source: Schools.com, 2019

Region’s Largest Employers

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I think the best part of living and doing business in Wisconsin really is the people. Everyone is so nice.

Grant Pauly, Founder/Brewmaster

3 Sheeps Brewing | Sheboygan, WI

Quality of Life

East Central Wisconsin has it all: safe, vibrant cities and strong schools, top-notch health care, incredible access to nature, and an abundance of fresh water. It even has a surf community. This region’s cities are consistently nationally ranked for their quality of life. In fact, Green Bay recently clinched the No. 1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. and No. 3 Most Peaceful Place to Live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and Oshkosh was named the No. 2 Most Livable Small City by SmartAsset.com. There’s a whole lot to love about East Central Wisconsin.

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People have been surfing here for 40 years. Sheboygan’s just a great spot, the geography of it on Lake Michigan.

Mike miller, ceo

EOS Surf Shop | Sheboygan, WI