The City of Green Bay is the economic hub of Northeastern Wisconsin, and the flagship city of a combined metropolitan region of over 700,000. Best known as home to the world famous Green Bay Packers, the Green Bay region also hosts large concentrations of major industries including: manufacturing, defense, medical, education, and finance and insurance. The City has a fervent pro business attitude, and has gained a reputation for its creative and determined economic development efforts.
The City has a thriving entrepreneurial culture facilitated by the many organizations, including city government, that eagerly serve the business community.
- #1 Medium Metro Area for doing business (Inc. Magazine-2004)
- Ranked #2 Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur.com-2006)
- 4th Best City overall in the USA to start a business (Inc. Magazine-2005)
- 6th Best Small City in America to raise a family (Oprah Winfrey)
- 12th Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S./Mid-Sized City (Sperling’s Best Places-2010)
- 6th Best City for Residential Credit Worthiness (Experian-2012)
- 4th Best County for Business Growth & Innovation (Fourth Economy-2012)
Children’s Museum Grand Opening (summer of 2012)
The Green Bay metro area is experiencing steady, impressive growth. Much of this growth is attributable to Green Bay’s varied, yet stable economy, based on Health Services, Tourism/Hospitality, Paper Manufacturing, Food Processing, Durable Wholesale Trade, and Business Services. The diversity of our economy also includes several small and growing businesses in areas such as clean technology, digital media and information technology. The diverse and stable economy, plus the City’s advantages of an excellent education system, low crime rates, low cost of living, and spirit of entrepreneurialism have long made the area an attractive place to live and do business.
Fourth of July along riverfront / Washington Street