2023 Community Snapshot

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Welcome to Greater Green Bay!

We are two cities, nine villages, and 13 towns strong. A growing, and evolving epicenter that embraces innovation and honors the traditions that built our many waterways, railways, and industries. We are proud of our heritage and the traditions that make us who we are. Discover and enjoy the activities, amenities, and smiling faces that make Greater Green Bay a great community for you to call home.

Looking to build your business here?

Whether you create products, provide a service, serve up delicious food, or code the next great technology innovation, Green Bay is where you need to be. The Greater Green Bay Chamber is committed to improving and diversifying the area’s economic vitality and growth. One way we do so, is by providing resources and information to help both entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

Contact Kelly Armstrong, Vice President of Economic Development, at karmstrong@greatergbc.org to learn more.

Table of Contents

Who We Are

Village of Allouez www.villageofallouez.com

Village of Ashwaubenon www.ashwaubenon.com

Village of Bellevue www.villageofbellevue.org

Brown County www.browncountywi.gov

Village of Denmark www.denmark-wi.org

City of De Pere www.deperewi.gov

City of Green Bay www.greenbaywi.gov

Village of Hobart www.hobart-wi.org

Village of Howard www.villageofhoward.com

Town of Lawrence www.townoflawrence.org

Town of Ledgeview www.ledgeviewwisconsin.com Oneida Nation www.oneida-nsn.gov

Town of Pittsfield www.townofpittsfield.org

Village of Pulaski www.villageofpulaski.org

Town of Scott www.townofscott.com

Village of Suamico www.suamico.org

Village of Wrightstown www.wrightstown.us

Live 5 At a Glance 7 Demographic Summary 8 Population Diversity 9 Households and Families 10 Feel at Home 11 Cost of Living 12 Hospitals 14 Education 16 Post-Secondary Education Work 17 Key Industries 18 30 Largest Employers 21 Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport 22 Port of Green Bay 23 Rail 25 Utilities 27 Wisconsin Revenue Rates Play 28 Recreation 30 Tourism & Hospitality

At a Glance

With an appreciation of all that the four seasons bring us and one of the lowest costs of living, residents of Greater Green Bay truly have an unmatched quality of life. Our centralized location, offering easy access to many major metros, coupled with our hardworking, Midwestern values makes Greater Green Bay the perfect choice to call home.

Normal Daily High Temperatures:

July: 81 Degrees

January: 26 Degrees

Source: NOAA

Average Commute Time: 19.9 Minutes

Source: Census.gov, 2017-2021 Estimates

Average Number of Sunny Days:

187 days

Source: https://www.currentresults.com/weather/wisconsin/ annual-days-of-sunshine.php

Community Snapshot 2023 | 5 Average Drive Time: Weather: St. Louis Minneapolis Detroit Milwaukee Indianapolis Madison Chicago 4 Hours 7.5 Hours 7.5 Hours 2 Hours 6.25 Hours 2.5 Hours 3 Hours
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Demographic Summary

State of WI Population: 5,901,473

Green Bay MSA Population: 327,797

Brown County Population: 267,612

The health of a community is not solely based on its population growth. However, it does offer a vote of confidence for a community, its quality of life, and future economic growth. With Greater Green Bay’s numbers continually on the rise, it proves that many are finding that life is better by the bay. Educational

Source: Wisconsin Demographic Center January 2021 Estimates

Source: https://www.wmcfoundation.org/

Wisconsin Percent Population Growth 2010-2020: 3.6% 7.7%


9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma:

High School Graduate (includes GED):

Brown County Percent Population Growth 2010-2020:

Some College, No Degree: 19.43%

Associates Degree: 12.51%

Bachelor’s Degree: 21.2%

Graduate or Professional Degree: 9.1%

Source: US Census

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Those Over 25 Years Old: Less than 9th Grade:
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Population Diversity

Greater Green Bay’s expanding population not only signifies its attractiveness but also highlights the growing diversity within the community. As more people choose to make Greater Green Bay their home, it reflects a rich tapestry of backgrounds and cultures contributing to its vibrant fabric.

Median Age: Race and Ethnicity:

Brown County: 37.4 Years Old

Wisconsin: 39.5 Years Old

Source: US Census Bureau, 2019 Estimates

n White | 80.3%

n Hispanic or Latino | 9%

n American Indian and Alaska Native | 3.4%

n Asian | 3.4%

n Black or African American | 3%

n Other | 0.8%

Source: Wisconsin DOA Population Projections

n Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander | 0.1%

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Population by Age: 5-14 years old 36,520 40,550 40,500 32,700 34,530 36,060 15-24 years old 38,790 36,360 36,550 25-34 years old 34,320 39,150 40,430 35-44 years old 32,580 32,540 35,290 45-54 years old 35,550 34,540 31,570 55-64 years old 24,860 29,540 32,450 65-74 years old 16,790 21,090 26,900 75+ years old
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Households and Families

With more than 100,000 households across Greater Green Bay, there is no shortage of great opportunities for families who live, work, and play here.

Brown County:

Total Households: 110,225

Persons Per Household: 2.4

Source: US Census

Source: https://www.fcrnew.org/wp-content/ uploads/2021/05/2020-County-Rate-Averages.pdf

Median Household Income: $66,191

Source: US Census

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Average Daycare Costs by Age in Brown County: $171.30 wk. $167.79 wk. $161.07 wk. $157.45 wk. $153.83 wk. $249.54 wk. $248.42 wk. $211.90 wk. $196.87 wk. $193.34 wk. Family Child Care 0-11 Months 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Group Centers Live. Work. Play.


New Residential Dwellings Built:

Feel at Home

Community pride is high throughout Greater Green Bay. That feeling is something we promote and share so others can find their home here. Our friendly and outgoing people enjoy an abundance of natural amenities, short commute times, and a very affordable cost of living.

Homeownership: Renter

Single Family Homes: 440

Multi-Family Units: 400

Source: Brown County Home Builders Association 2022 Permits

Median Average Home Sale Price in Northeast Wisconsin in 2022: $223,558

Carol & Bruce Bell

Children’s Garden


Occupied: 35% Owner Occupied: 65%

Source: Census Reporter

Average 2023 Home Value

Green Bay, WI: $207,547

Dallas, TX: $300,733

Chicago: $293,378

Nashville, TN: $415,363

Los Angeles, CA: $891,820

2023 Fair Market Rent Value

Green Bay, WI: $965

Dallas, TX: $1,456

Chicago: $1,440

Nashville, TN: $1,406

Los Angeles, CA: $2,222

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GBBG.org | 2600 Larsen Rd | Green Bay, WI | 920.490.9457 | info@gbbg.org
mid-May 2023 2.5 acres of outdoor adventure including a splash pad, tree houses, a hillside tunnel, and many more areas connecting nature, play,
learning for all ages.
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Source: Wisconsin Realtors Association Source: Zillow 2023 and the 2023 HUD Fair Market Rent Documentation

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Cost of Living

Cost of living has increasingly become a hot topic of discussion for job recruiters and job seekers alike. Recently placed in the top 20 for most affordable cities to live in (GoodHire), Greater Green Bay offers the amenities of larger communities, but without the corresponding prices. The chart below shows the index comparing three Wisconsin cities, three urban areas in the Midwest, and two metro areas from the coasts.

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COMPOSITE GROCERIES HOUSING UTILITIES TRANSPORTATION HEALTHCARE MISC. Green Bay, WI Chicago Los Angeles New York (Manhattan) Milwaukee, WI Detroit Minneapolis Madison, WI Index Weighting (%) Community Comparison 89.9 120.3 150.6 227.7 99.6 104.3 99.0 102.9 100.0 92.4 105.5 111.3 134.9 97.2 101.3 95.2 101.8 15.73 78.2 151.4 239.8 483.1 99.8 107.7 91.4 99.8 28.10 94.7 96.7 110.4 102.7 107.2 97.9 99.2 108.5 9.06 94.0 124.9 128.5 116.0 93.5 101.1 104.5 97.5 8.53 98.1 113.9 112.1 108.7 118.0 99.3 102.8 123.9 4.83 94.9 107.4 116.6 137.1 97.4 106.2 105.0 102.9 38.75 Source: Council for Community and Economic Research 2022
Source: https://www.wmcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WMC-Foundation-_-WI-2035-Report-_FINAL_1.pdf
Nine of Wisconsin’s 11 biggest cities have a lower cost of living than the national average.

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Greater Green Bay is known as a regional healthcare hub. Our communities are home to some of the top medical centers in the nation offering varying specialties and patient services affording patients of all ages the option to stay closer to home.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center

2845 Greenbrier Rd., Green Bay

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic and is a 167-bed, full-service hospital serving the Green Bay area and communities throughout northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our patients will get the highest quality care in a healing environment that emphasizes their comfort and convenience.

Learn more: AuroraBayCare.com

Bellin Health

744 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay

For well over a century, Bellin Health has served the people of Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with caring, expertise and a second-to-none focus on quality that make it the region’s premier health system. Its flagship campus in Green Bay, Bellin Hospital, is a 244-bed general medical and surgical hospital. The health system extends to include Bellin Psychiatric Center, along with Primary Care, employer and FastCare retail health clinics. In late 2022, Bellin completed a merger of equals with La Crosse, Wis.-based Gundersen Health System, providing access to more resources and a broader network of services for the patients and communities they serve.

Learn more: Bellin.org

HSHS St Vincent Hospital

835 S. Van Buren St., Green Bay

HSHS St.Vincent Hospital offers a comprehensive range of high-quality health care services. HSHS St.Vincent Hospital has served Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888, when it was established as Green Bay’s first hospital by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) based in Springfield, Ill., and a partner of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay.

Learn more: www.hshs.org/stvincent

HSHS St Mary’s Hospital Medical Center

1726 Shawano Ave., Green Bay

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1903. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) based in Springfield, Ill., and a partner of HSHS St.Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

Learn more: www.hshs.org/StMarysGreenBay

Specialties Include:

• Heart, Lung & Vascular

• Cancer Care

• Therapy & Rehabilitation

• Orthopedics

• Neuroscience Care

• Women’s Health

• Emergency & Urgent Care

Specialties Include:

• Cardiac Care

• Emergency Care

• Critical Care

• Cancer Care

• Digestive Health

• Orthopedics

Bellin is the official healthcare partner of the Green Bay Packers and annually hosts one of the nation’s largest 10K events, the Bellin Run.

Home to:

• Area’s First and Only Dedicated Children’s Hospital

• Level II Trauma Center

• Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

• State-of-the-Art Cancer Care and Research

• Cardiac Care

• Critical Care

• Women and Infant Care

Patient Services


• Emergency

• Critical

• Cancer

• Digestive Health

• Orthopedic

• Cardiac Care

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When you’re part of a community, you get to know what its needs are. We do too. It’s why we commit to backing nonprofit arts organizations year after year. Whether it’s music, theatre dance or the visual arts, we’ve got this—together.


At Miron Construction we champion the competitive spirit, always engaging our passion for what we do and the people we do it for. Within every level of our organization, at our Yard Operations, and in the field, we leverage our strengths and harness our experience and longevity to build our clients’ dreams from the ground up. With a local presence in the heart of Titletown, we have a home base in the community for new talent to work alongside us and deliver unmatched quality for our partners and clients.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action
U.S. Venture Center – Green Bay, WI Home to Miron’s Green Bay Office Member FDIC. (4/23) P08622-Ad9


With more than ten different school districts and 30-plus private schools, Greater Green Bay offers its residents quality education options for all ages.

Brown County Public School Districts

STEM vs. Non-STEM Median Wages




Partners in Education School Partners

- Ashwaubenon School District

- Denmark Community School District

- De Pere School District

- GRACE - Green Bay Area Catholic Education

- Green Bay Area Public Schools

- Howard-Suamico School District

- Kewaunee School District

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

2021 Enrollment

Bay Area Public

- Luxemburg-Casco School District

- N.E.W. Leaf Prep Academy

- N.E.W. Lutheran High School

- Notre Dame de la Baie Academy

- Providence Academy

- Pulaski Community School District

- Saint Joseph School - Green Bay

- Saint Mary’s - Luxemberg-Casco

- Seymour Community School District

- School District of West De Pere

- Syble Hopp School

- Wrightstown Community School District

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Howard-Suamico De Pere Pulaski Ashwaubenon West De Pere Seymour Luxemburg-Casco Denmark Wrightstown
19,173 5,913 4,525 3,739 3,276 3,587 2,014 1,863 1,550 1,339 Live. Work. Play.


Green Bay | Marinette | Sturgeon Bay

We have openings now for welders, shipfitters, engineers and painters

We have steady work for the next decade, so there is no better time to join our team.

We offer competitive wages, solid benefits, and opportunities for training, certification and advancement.


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Post-Secondary Education

Other Green Bay Area Private Post-Secondary Institutions: Lakeland College and Rasmussen University

Bellin College

Founded in 1909, Bellin College is Green Bay’s premier, private, nonprofit college specializing in physical therapy, nursing and allied health programs. Small class sizes, a focused curriculum, extensive hands-on and clinical practice, and a dedication to the values of excellence, integrity, community, and caring help our students to succeed academically and professionally.

St. Norbert College

Founded in 1898, St. Norbert College is a top-ranked Catholic liberal arts college on the banks of the Fox River where students explore their interests and pursue what matters. Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, the college has one of the best four-year graduation rates in the Midwest, with 96 percent of students employed or attending graduate school one year after graduation.

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners yearly, educating students from pre-college through retirement. The University offers 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. Graduates are resilient, sustaining, engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from throughout the world.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

NWTC is a nationally recognized two-year public college focused on student success and the economic vitality of our community. We merge tradition, innovation, and inclusion to ensure our students are fully prepared for the tasks, technologies, and people they will encounter in their careers. We believe everyone can dream big and rise above their current place, and we invite you all to soar higher with us.

College of Menominee Nation

Native and non-Native students from many states and visitors from across the world come to CMN to pursue higher learning and to learn the history, systems and strategies of the Menominee and other First Americans.

Programs offered:

• Undergraduate and graduate nursing

• Radiologic sciences

• Radiation therapy

• Sonography

• Surgical assisting

• Graduate physical therapy

Our Division III liberal arts college offers:

• 80+ programs of study

• Three graduate programs

• Nationally ranked dining services

• State-of-the-art facilities

By the numbers:

• Ranked in Top 5 nationally for best bachelor’s degrees for the money

• More than 50% of students are First Gen

• 70% of UW-Green Bay grads stay in Northeast Wisconsin


• 200+ academic programs

• Fully customizable corporate training

• Micro credentials to quickly upskill

Programs of study:

• Select baccalaureate and Associate degrees

• Technical and trade area diplomas

• Continuing education

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Key Industries

Wisconsin is #2 in the country for the largest percentage of manufacturing jobs.

Source: WI Department of Workforce Development.


Source: 2020 Annual Averages Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Annual Wage

(For Annual Period Selection)

Arts/Entertainment/Recreation: $122,854

Utilities: $112,161

Company Management: $89,912

Professional & Technical Services: $76,542

Finance/Insurance: $75,109

Wholesale Trade: $68,339

Construction: $65,114

Information: $62,870

Manufacturing: $59,702

Health Care & Social Assistance: $57,724

Transportation & Warehousing: $52,024

Real Estate/Rental/Leasing: $43,410

Educational Services: $41,089

Administrative & Waste Services: $36,259

Retail Trade: $30,409

Other Services: $28,867

Accommodation & Food Services: $16,752

Source: 2020 Annual Averages Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages- Burau of Labor Statistics

Greater Green Bay’s diverse economy and workforce creates unlimited opportunities for businesses who choose to find success here. Our businesses are known for their innovation and ingenuity along with their forward-thinking nature and technology-driven solutions. The future of industry looks toward further diversification and innovation. n

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Other Services
Manufacturing | 19.82% n Health Care and Social Assistance |
n Retail Trade |
and Food Services |
Trade |
and Warehousing |
and Technical Services |
and Waste Services |
of Companies and Enterprises |
n Information | 1.04%
n Educational Services | 0.91%
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18 | Community Snapshot 2023 Bellin Health 3,615 Employees Schneider National 3,494 Employees Humana 3,098 Employees Aurora Health Care 2,370 Employees American Foods Group 1,949 Employees Oneida Nation 1,905 Employees HSHS St. Vincent Hospital 1,712 Employees Georgia-Pacific 1,400 Employees UnitedHealthcare 1,624 Employees Prevea Health 1,363 Employees JBS USA 1,335 Employees Green Bay Packaging 1,255 Employees Walmart 1,232 Employees Associated Bank 1,028 Employees Belmark Inc. 1,001 Employees Live. Work. Play. Schreiber Foods 850 Employees
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for area high school juniors and seniors that serves as
Robinson Inc. 495 Employees More information at: greatergbc.org Wisconsin Public Service 798 Employees KI 820 Employees CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance 679 Employees HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital 656 Employees Salm Partners, LLC 765 Employees Cellcom/Nsight 534 Employees Nature’s Way Products 534 Employees Festival Foods 525 Employees RR Donnelley 493 Employees St. Norbert College 528 Employees
Paper Converting Machine Company 724 Employees Procter & Gamble 610 Employees
a talent acquisition strategy for local employers to build a strong future workforce.
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BayCare Clinic® is a physician-owned specialty care clinic headquartered in Green Bay.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and our collaborative approach to care for patients throughout the region. Start your journey today. Be a part of the premier physician-owned specialty care clinic in the region.


Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is the third largest airport in Wisconsin situated on 2,441 acres. The commercial airline terminal building boasts over 100,000 sq. ft. of space, 2 concourses, 12 gates, 3 restaurants, and 3 gift shops. With daily flights offered on 5 major airline hubs and regular airside and landside infrastructure improvements, GRB is a key player in economic growth and improved quality of life in Northeast Wisconsin.

Non-stop Destinations

n Atlanta

n Chicago

n Denver

n Detroit

n Ft. Meyers

n Minneapolis

n Orlando

n Phoenix

Air cargo

With Brown County being a one-day drive to more than one-third of the nation’s population, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport is a prime choice for companies looking for efficient cargo distribution.

Airline cargo service

American Delta United



carrier Freight runners PCCAIR

5 Commercial Airlines with Service to/from GRB

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines

Sun Country Airlines

United Airlines

Fixed base operations

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport also has two full-service fixed base operators (FBOs) to provide maintenance, airline and general aviation refueling, charter services and pilot training.

Executive Air Jet Air

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Port of Green Bay

The Port of Green Bay is the western-most port of Lake Michigan offering a direct route for shipping raw goods and materials using the most cost effective and sustainable method of transportation available.

Green Bay’s Vibrant Port Offers Shippers

The 14 Port Terminals Located on the Adjacent Fox River Include:

14 Docks capable of handling dry bulk commodities such as cement, ash, pig iron, coal, salt, and limestone.

Four Docks capable of handling bulk liquids including tallow, petroleum products and asphalt.

Two Docks capable of handling wood pulp, machinery, project cargo, bagged agricultural commodities and forest products

Cargo Metric Tons

Source: Port of Green Bay, 2022

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Efficient Stevedores Custom House Brokers Foreign Freight Forwarders U.S. Customs Extensive Docking and Storage Areas Domestic Imports Foreign Imports Total Imports Domestic Exports Total Exports 1,249,469 419,543 1,669,012 53,131 53,131
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Wisconsin has 3,300 miles of rail lines supporting a strong freight rail system across the state. The majority of the state’s rail infrastructure is privately owned and operated. The state has preserved about 625 miles of previously abandoned rail lines that now operate as shortline and regional freight railroads.

Passenger Rail Service:

Amtrak Thruway bus service provides two daily round-trip buses between Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Stops are made in Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, providing seamless connections to and from Chicago via Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains.

Freight Rail Service:

There are 12 organizations in Wisconsin with common carrier rail freight certificates.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Canadian National

Canadian Pacific

East Troy Electric Railroad

Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

Fox Valley & Lake Superior


Rail Transload, Inc.

Tomahawk Railway

Union Pacific

Wisconsin and Southern

Wisconsin Great Northern

Wisconsin railroad business development contacts

Source: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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2020 Retail Water Sales:

Utilities — Water

The Green Bay Water Utility operates the water system for the city and wholesales water to the Village of Ashwaubenon, Village of Hobart, Town of Scott, and the Village of Wrightstown. Green Bay Water Utility average demand is 22.9 million gallons per day (mgd). Green Bay Water Utility has a capacity to treat and deliver a maximum day of 42 million gallons per day.

Green Bay Water Utility


Lake Michigan

Average Demand Per Day: 22.9 Million Gallons

Maximum Capacity Per Day: 42 Million Gallons

The Green Bay Water Utility is the Wisconsin’s third-largest tap water supplier, with more than 107,000 customers in the City of Green Bay and thousands more in the Village of Ashwaubenon, Town of Scott, Village of Hobart and Village of Wrightstown.

Central Brown County Water Authority

SOURCE: City of Manitowoc and Manitowoc

Public Utilities (MPU)

RATED CAPACITY: 6.6 million gallons/day (mgd)

Allouez, Bellevue, De Pere, Denmark, Howard, Lawrence, and Ledgeview are served by the Central Brown County Water Authority, which purchases treated water from Manitowoc Public Utilities and transports it to the area.

Source: www.cbcwaterauthority.com

Sanitary Sewer Service

NEW Water is a water resource utility serving Northeast Wisconsin through pollution prevention, operational innovation, and community outreach. NEW Water takes the water used by businesses, industries, schools, and the people of the greater Green Bay area, and returns it clean to the environment. As a wholesale provider, NEW Water has 15 municipal customers and serves a 285-square-mile area.

NEW Water (confirmed capacity & average)

Rated Capacity: 49.2 mgd (Green Bay); 10 mgd (De Pere)

Average Daily Demand: 38 million gallons/day

2019 Rate:

NEW Water is a wholesale provider of services to 15 municipal customers. Rates are determined by each municipality.

Source: newwater.us

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Utilities — Electrical

The area’s focus on electricity is an “all-of-the-above” philosophy. From hydroelectric, wind, and solar to coal and natural gas, Greater Green Bay’s diversified approach makes the community an attractive locale for businesses to grow, prosper, and innovate.

for Industrial Customers:


Brown County has made significant investments in broadband and fiber connectivity dating back to 2007 when the Brown County Community Area Network (BCCAN) was established.

BCCAN consists of approximately 122 miles of undergorund fiber infrastructure with additions planned in the future.

Source: 2022 Data Brown County Community Area Network (BCCAN)

91.7% of those in Brown County have access to Broadband 100 mbps or faster.

Source: Broadbandnow

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August 2022 Average Cents per Kilowatt-Hours Wisconsin Illinois Minnesota Indiana Iowa Michigan United States 7.89¢ 9.00¢ 8.53¢ 9.44¢ 5.89 ¢ 8.79¢ 8.63¢
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Wisconsin Revenue Rates

Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit

The State of Wisconsin provides an income tax incentive to manufacturers to maximize their production in Wisconsin. Chief among them is the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit that virtually eliminates the tax on income from manufacturing activity in the state.

The credit amounts to 7.5% of “eligible qualified production activities income,” resulting in an effective corporate tax rate of 0.4% as of 2016.

Plus, other incentives including:

• Foreign Trade Zone #167

• Opportunity Zones

• Municipal Incentives such as:

• Various Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Districts

• Commercial Façade Grant Program (City of Green Bay)

• Demolition Grant Program (City of Green Bay)

• Revolving Loan Fund Programs

• Brownfield Assessment Grants and the Brownfield

• Remediation Loan Programs (City of Green Bay)

To learn more about the cost of doing business in Wisconsin visit: https://wedc.org/business-development/cost-of-doingbusiness/

rate includes two separate corporate income taxes, one at a 7% rate and one at a 2.5% rate.

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Various resources to assist in the areas of: Business Development and Attraction International Business Development Entrepreneurship and Innovation Community Development
Wisconsin Tax Rates Lowest tax rate range
top rate Corp. tax notes Highest tax rate range Wisconsin .................................. 3.54% Illinois .......................................... 4.95% Minnesota ................................. 5.35% Wisconsin ................................... 7.90% Illinois .......................................... 9.50% Minnesota ................................. 9.80% Wisconsin ......... Illinois ................ Wisconsin 7.65% Illinois .......................................... 4.95% Minnesota ................................. 9.85% Number of tax brackets 4 Personal income tax Corporate income tax
Source: WEDC Cost of Doing Business Live. Work. Play.
Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit may apply to businesses of those industries and offset the corporate tax rate, to a possible 0.4% in 2016 and beyond.

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Across the entire area, recreational opportunities offer outdoor enthusiasts ample and varying environments to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer, no matter what season. With our abundant wildlife, natural scenic beauty including trails, golf courses, and more. Whatever your age or your interest, you’ll find an activity suitable for your adventurous soul.

Cheering on Local Sports Teams

Get into the spirit of community by joining the lively crowds that passionately support our local sports teams. Our dedication to the world-famous, 13-time national champion Green Bay Packers is legendary, but we also cheer on other high-caliber professional and collegiate sports teams including:

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Phoenix

St. Norbert College Green Knights

Green Bay BlizzardIndoor Football League

Green Bay Rockers - Northwoods League Baseball

Green Bay Gamblers - U.S. Hockey League

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - MiLB Class High-A Affliate of the Milwaukee Brewers

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and Recreation Facilities and Trails Brown County offers: • 17 parks, with various amenities • Beaches, lakes, and waterways • 192 miles of trails including the Fox River State Recreational Trail (maintained and open year-round) • Sledding & Ice Skating at the Titletown District • Several designated dog parks • Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve • Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary • Brown County Reforestation Camp, with nearly 1,600 acres featuring trails and picnic areas • Green Bay Botanical Garden • NEW Zoo & Adventure Park • 16 golf courses Pack in the memories that will be, well, legendary. Start your adventure at greenbay.com Your discovery awaits. visitorinfo@greenbay.com 920.494.9507 or 888.867.334 greenbay.com Live. Work. Play.
Green Bay Parks

Tourism & Hospitality

Greater Green Bay has a renowned spirit and the people of this area share a passion and camaraderie that is hard to come by in larger cities. We wave to strangers. We welcome people with hugs and hellos at local restaurants, wineries, and breweries. From community festivals to Sunday afternoons at Lambeau Field, you’ll feel it, see it, smell it, and if you’re at the right tailgate party, you’ll even taste it.

2019 Brown County Visitor Expenditures

n Recreation, Arts, & Entertainment | 19.3%, $134 Million

n Transportation | 15.9%, $111 Million

n Accommodations | 21.9%, $153 Million

n Food & Beverages | 23.8%, $166 Million

n Retail | 19.1%, $133 Million

* Direct visitor spending includes hotels, retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation serivces and other businesses, and supports jobs in Brown County.

Annual Celebrations

No matter the season, residents enjoy our many festivals and public events.

• Area Farmers’ Markets

• Arti Gras

• ArtStreet

• Festival Foods Fire Over the Fox

• Festival of Trees at the National Railroad Museum

• Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden

• Hmong New Year

• Holiday Parades

• Oneida Nation Pow Wows

• Packers Family Night

• Packers Training Camp

• Pulaski Polka Days

• WinterFest on Broadway

• ZooBoo

And More!

30 | Community Snapshot 2023
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