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We’re just wondering, what took you so long? You’re obviously seeking a place to enjoy the sandy beaches and fish-filled waters of Lake Michigan complete with a vibrant yearround economy. Don’t forget our highly touted educational options (for kids and adults) and the fact that we are one of the best places to raise a family, retire or visit! Not to mention our very amenable cost of living. And did we tell you about our friendly people? They are truly our greatest assets! From world-class golf to myriad options for fine or casual cuisine, top-rated resorts, quaint neighborhoods, unmatched vistas and awardwinning schools, it’s tough to find a better place to spend a week or a lifetime than in Sheboygan County.

Sheboygan is the county’s largest city with 50,000 people—still small enough to feel at home, yet large enough to offer some of the most sophisticated arts experiences and a myriad of outdoor sports, from surfing and kite boarding to cycling and softball…and much more.

Defined to the east by our beautiful Lake Michigan coastline and carved to the west by the rolling hills, woods and marshes of the Kettle Moraine, Sheboygan County offers beauty and bounty wherever you look.

Each town—Sheboygan, Random Lake, Elkhart Lake, Oostburg, Cedar Grove, Kohler, Sheboygan Falls and Howards Grove—offers the best features of a Midwest friendly place. The expansive, sandy Lake Michigan shoreline

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Our small historic towns offer plentiful shopping, clever events and meticulous, restored neighborhoods. You will feel as though you have traveled back in time.

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is the envy of folks from Chicago to Escanaba, MI and beyond. People here work hard, play hard and plan their time around a huge variety of festivals and activities from the arts to history as well as every form of outdoor fun. You name it! You will find the qualities you are looking for in our towns, on our lakes, paddling our rivers, learning at our schools, gathering in our places of worship and testing your skills on our many golf courses (disc golf too!). Sheboygan County is a place to grow roots, families, businesses and positive attitudes. Life is good here and we invite you to join us! Whether you’re here for a visit, you live here or you are considering a move to Sheboygan County, we would like to take a moment to brag a little. e In 2011, Sheboygan County was one of eight counties and the only in Wisconsin to receive the designation of a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. e In 2011, Sheboygan County was named by The Daily as the “Most Equitable Community in the United States” with the smallest gap between rich and poor. e Johnsonville Sausage was named the 2011 National Association of State Workforce Agencies. e Bloomberg Business Week named Sheboygan the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Wisconsin” in 2011. e In 2011 Golf Digest placed five of Sheboygan County’s golf courses in its list of top 100 public golf courses: Whistling Straits – Irish and Straits; Blackwolf Run – River and Meadow Valleys; and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.

e Sheboygan County boasts two top 100ranked golf courses by Golf Magazine: Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run were ranked 3rd and 12th respectively. e Sheboygan County is home to Acuity Insurance, named “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2004, 2010 and 2011. e American Orthodontics Corporation was named the 2009 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. e Sargento Foods, Inc. was named Top Workplace 2010 through an employee survey by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. e Surfers from around the globe call Sheboygan the “Malibu of the Midwest” for its freshwater surfing. Sheboygan hosts the Annual Dairyland Surfer Classic each September, the largest freshwater surfing competition in the world. e Sheboygan County was rated in the top three Safest Metropolitan Areas in America by City Crime Rankings 2009-2010. e A book titled “Best Place to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Most Affordable Communities in the U.S.” lists Sheboygan as “an attractive, clean and prosperous area with excellent in-town amenities, a closeknit community and recreational opportunities in town and surrounding countryside.” e Field & Stream magazine ranked Sheboygan as the top pick in the nation for salmon fishing in 2006. e Sheboygan was named one of the eight best places to retire by Money Magazine in 2002. e Reader’s Digest recognized Sheboygan as “The Best Place to Raise a Family in the U.S.” in 1995.

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Throughout Sheboygan County there are a vast array of housing options and locations. Whether you or your employees want to live in an urban, suburban, rural or lakefront environment, Sheboygan County can meet your needs.

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Sheboygan County has moderately priced homes with a 2007 median sale price of $140,000. Meanwhile, the median sale price for homes in southeast Wisconsin in 2007 was $184,400, or 31 percent higher than the median sale price in Sheboygan County.


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Our options for senior citizens abound from those most active to those needing a higher level of care. You will find the right place for the right time of life here…among friends.

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Sheboygan County is home to many art and cultural amenities. Below are just a few venues to illustrate the area’s commitment to the arts.

Wade House Stagecoach Inn & Wesley Jung Carriage Museum includes eight historical buildings, nature trails, picnic areas, famous carriage collection and museum, all in a designated National and State Historic Site. This is one of 10 Wisconsin State Historical Sites. The Sheboygan County Museum complex includes four buildings that show

The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is listed as an historic landmark theater and provides a majestic performing arts venue for residents and visitors. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex located in downtown Sheboygan. The center supports a wide variety of educational programs, artistic displays, performing arts productions and hosts Festive Fridays.

Sheboygan’s history from 1850-1900. A recent addition of 20,000 square feet features seasonal displays, temporary exhibits, classroom and the museum store. Changing exhibits include Indian history, ice harvesting, maritime, circus, local sports, medical pharmaceutical, early agricultural and related trades.

Plymouth Arts Center is the premier art destination in Western Sheboygan County. The Plymouth Arts Center supports and encourages all forms of art and related cultural activities such as drama/theatre, music, dance, visual, education classes and is home to Gallery 110 North.

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Above & Beyond Children’s Museum has been operating from its three-story historic location on 8th Street for the past 10 years, enriching thousands of children’s lives with its variety of programs and events. Sheboygan Theatre Company has a mission to produce quality community theatre involving diverse participants and audiences in a broad range of theatrical opportunities that entertain and educate. The Sheboygan Theatre Company’s season includes five shows and a show on the 4th of July. Sheboygan Theatre Company is one of the oldest and largest community theatre organizations in the nation, celebrating 75 years in 2010. The purpose of the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin is to foster knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math through the world of aviation and the history of Sheboygan flight. Spaceport Sheboygan is a unique center housing a museum, simulators, planetarium, and robotics labs under the name the Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center (GLASEC). The spaceport also runs the Rockets for Schools program and is a satellite NASA Educator Resource Center. Spaceport Sheboygan is more than just a

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name; Sheboygan is the Midwest’s only designated spaceport. For more information visit www.visitsheboygancounty.com


e Golf: The No. 3 and No. 12 ranked golf courses in the world. (2010 Golf Magazine) e Fishing: Top pick in the nation for salmon fishing. (2006 Field & Stream). e Surfing: Sheboygan is called the “Malibu of the Midwest” for its freshwater surfing and annual Dairyland Surf Classic. Also an excellent kite boarding venue. e Sailing: Sheboygan hosts one of only four U.S. Sailing Centers and is the site for Olympic training and international match racing. e Racing: Home to America’s “National Park of Speed,” Elkhart Lake’s Road America. e Biking: Extensive trail system and quiet roads for commuting and/or recreation.

Upcoming Major Events e 2015 PGA Championship e 2020 Ryder Cup e Brat Days (first weekend in August) e Dairyland Surf Classic (Labor Day Weekend) e Midsummer Festival of the Arts (third weekend in July) e Road America Racing Season Natural Beauty e 28 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline e 72 inland lakes e Kohler-Andrae State Park with 135 campsites & 1,000 acres on Lake Michigan e Kettle Moraine State Forest with 30,000 acres of forested kames, eskers, moraines and hills. e Sheboygan County March with 22,000 acres & tallest wooden observation tower in Wisconsin. Go to www.visitsheboygancounty.com.

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Lakeshore Technical College Lakeshore Technical College’s (LTC) mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. LTC offers 89 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. Lakeland College Lakeland College is a four-year independent liberal arts institution, which is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Lakeland’s academic divisions include business administration, education, natural sciences, creative arts, humanities and social sciences. Within these divisions Lakeland has 35 major academic programs. Lakeland College offers four master’s degree programs in education, business administration Counseling, and theology.

University of WisconsinSheboygan The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan is Sheboygan County’s local UW System institution and offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. The campus offers the essential foundation courses to prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in almost any field you choose. You can earn your Associate of Arts and Science here, as well as several onsite bachelor or master degrees through collaborative programs with other universities such as engineering, education, special education, nursing and more.

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Marquette-Kohler MBA Program A unique program, offered in conjunction with the Kohler Company, but not limited to Kohler employees. Qualified candidates from all corporations may participate. Marquette University is offering its same high-quality, nationally-ranked MBA Program at the Inn on Woodlake (part of The American Club campus).

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K-12 Sheboygan County encompasses nine public school districts educating 19,369 students served through 56 schools. The largest district is the Sheboygan Area with 27 schools including elementary, middle, high and charter schools. The citizens of Sheboygan have a long tradition of pride in our community, our schools and our quality of life. The Sheboygan Area School District is a 10-time winner of the “What Parents Want Award� for having the qualities parents most often look for in a school system. The district has also consistently been ranked highly in the nation by Expansion Management magazine, a monthly business magazine for executives of companies that are actively looking for a place to expand or relocate. The area is also serviced by parochial schools, both non-denominational and religious learning opportunities.

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Road America in 2011 and continues to draw crowds yearly. A full summer brings top car and motorcycle racing punctuated by the mid-summer event, The Hawk with Brian Redman, featuring art-on-wheels, one-of-a-kind vintage race cars and more.

Golf Golf courses in Sheboygan County have hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championship, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open and are slated to host the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup. Sailing Sheboygan is home to one of only four U.S. Sailing Centers and hosted the 2011 International Sailing Foundation’s Nations, Cup Grand Final. Racing NASCAR returned to Sheboygan County with the Nationwide Series at Elkhart Lake’s

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The county’s health and wellness needs are met with comprehensive services ranging from community education classes to physician practices; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to advanced wound care; hospitals to surgery centers and clinics.

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Sheboygan County offers two hospitals located in the city of Sheboygan: Aurora Memorial Medical Center and St. Nicholas Hospital. Both hospitals are fullservice and include emergency rooms. Both heath systems are supported with centers throughout the county. St. Nicholas Hospital has partnered with Prevea Health Care to provide its outreach care.

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Doing Business in Sheboygan County Sheboygan County’s business climate is strong and vibrant with about half of our working population involved in some aspect of manufacturing. Home to a wide variety of exciting global brands, from companies like Johnsonville and Bemis to Kohler and Sargento, our county also features a compelling mix of thriving retail and hospitality businesses and specialists in all types of professional and personal services. The Sheboygan County Chamber partners with the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation to provide information, resources and specialized assistance to all businesses to ensure they find the right kind of support, qualified employees and training opportunities to help them succeed and grow. Through advocacy efforts, the Chamber and its partners help to remove barriers to success. Our businesses, large and small, have successfully navigated the ups and downs of the economy with innovation, frugality, intelligence and by placing their emphasis on the people that work for them. Known for their strong work ethic, close family ties and a very special brand of generosity and friendliness, our citizens will unabashedly tell you they love it here‌and employers will tell you it’s those people that keep their business thriving here.

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If you are seeking a great place to locate or expand your business you can call the Sheboygan County Chamber at 920-457-9491 or the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation at 920-452-2479.


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