Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, is home to 11 cities and villages and features world–class amenities, companies and talent. This small county, located between Milwaukee and Green Bay, offers businesses a global reach with a low cost of operations and offers their employees a low cost of living.
The Sheboygan County greater metropolitan area contains one of the highest concentrations of manufacturing in the nation. Many companies locate their production facilities, company headquarters and research and developments facilities within the area. These companies manufacture a surprisingly diverse range of products:
- Bemis − Plastics product manufacturing.
- Johnsonville − Meat processing.
- Kohler − Enameled iron and metal sanitary ware manufacturing.
- Masters Gallery − Dairy-product merchant wholesalers.
- Sargento − Cheese manufacturing.
- The Vollrath Co. − Kitchen utensil, pot and pan manufacturing.
This area of Wisconsin is an excellent location for growing industries, including:
- Data centers.
- Food processing.
- Metal manufacturing.
- Paper and publishing.
- Plastic, polymers and resins.
Area industry leaders are committed to growing and investing in this market, which creates unique amenities not typically found in a county of 115,000 people. For example, a new U.S. Customs Facility at the local airport allows companies to land large jets which helps expedite international and area business operations. Commercial passenger air service is not available here,
Energy delivery is very reliable due to service providers such as Alliant Energy. The county is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, which makes it ideal for businesses seeking access to high volumes of water at low-cost.
The county offers several new business parks with large lots and easy interstate access. A vibrant local housing market supports affordable housing solutions for investors.
The county is located an hour drive from Milwaukee to the south and Green Bay to the north − at the heart of Wisconsin’s heavily populated and industrial eastern half of the state. The area’s industrial sector and several others help the county be the number one rated MSA in the nation for large employers as a percentage of labor force size.
Incentives and economic development resources
Communities across the county proactively respond to businesses and use available tools to develop win-win solutions to benefit long-term investors. The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation will launch a seed accelerator in 2021 as part of its newly adopted program of work.
Longtime partners Alliant Energy and Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation have successfully assisted many companies to locate in this area. Ask our economic development team any questions you may have about this thriving community.