The New North

The New North is an 18-county region in northeastern Wisconsin with a diversity of terrain from northern woodlands, Lake Michigan shoreline, and manufacturing metropolitan areas.

With 1.23 million people, the New North region is healthy and growing. The New North is home to 20 renowned universities and technical colleges, serving businesses and students for tomorrow’s workforce needs. Half of Wisconsin’s largest private companies call the New North home, and generate $12.68 billion in annual revenue according to Forbes Magazine.

The region’s expertise is advanced manufacturing. With more than 100 years of history in paper manufacturing, it is enabled with a history of innovation and skills to solve any problem and supply any market. The region’s manufacturing areas of focus include: defense; marine; new agriculture and food; power and energy; dairy product; pulp; paper and converting; and electrical equipment.


New North

Jerry Murphy
Executive Director
600 N. Adams St.
Green Bay, WI 54307

Counties: 18

Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara & Winnebago

Population: 1,230,000

Largest Municipalities1

City of Green Bay (104,250)
City of Appleton (72,810)
City of Oshkosh (66,325)
City of Sheboygan (49,110)
City of Fond du Lac (43,100)

Metropolitan/Micropolition Statstical Areas2

Appleton (225,666)
Fond du Lac (101,633)
Green Bay (306,241)
Oshkosh—Neenah (166,994)
Sheboygan (115,507)

Institutions of Higher Learning

College of Menominee Nation
Fox Valley Technical College
Lakeland College
Lakeshore Technical College
Lawrence University
Marian University
Moraine Park Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Ripon College
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin—Green Bay
University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin—Fond du Lac
University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley
University of Wisconsin—Manitowoc
University of Wisconsin—Marinette
University of Wisconsin—Sheboygan

Major Health Care Providers

Prevea Health System
Bellin Health
Aurora Health System
Affinity Health System

Other Health Care Providers

Bay Area Medical Center
Berlin Memorial Hospital
Calumet Medical Center
Community Memorial Hospital
Holy Family Memorial Hospital
Ministry Door County Medical Center
Ripon Medical Center
Riverside Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Vincent Hospital
Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital

Major Employers

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation
Bemis Manufacturing Company
Manitowoc Company
U.S. Venture – A Division of U.S. Oil
Menasha Corporation
Marinette Marine Corporation
Schreiber Foods
Schneider National
Plexus Corporation
Kohler Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Sargento Foods Inc.
Mercury Marine Corporation

Infrastructure: Ports

Port of Marinette
Port of Sturgeon Bay
Port of Green Bay
Manitowoc Harbor
Port of Sheboygan

Infrastructure: Airports Commercial Service

Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)
Outagamie County Regional Airport (ATW)
Wittman Regional Airport (OSH)–EAA

Infrastructure: Highways

Interstates: I-43
U.S. Highways: US-2, US-10, US-41, US-45, US-141, US-151

Infrastructure: Broadband Providers

Verizon Wireless
U.S. Cellular
Time Warner Cable
Bertram Communications LLC
AT&T Mobility LLC

1Source: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 2012 Population Estimates
2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates