Green Bay is the third largest city in Wisconsin and is home to the world famous Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is a fun and interesting place to live but also a great place to have a business.
Yes, Green Bay is home to the world famous Green Bay Packers, but also to many mature and emerging industries from paper and food, to national defense, to emerging green and digital technology industries.
Additionally, the city occupies a stunning waterfront location cradling Wisconsin’s famous Door Penninsula and it’s equally renowned Northwoods.
- #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)
Green Bay boasts a low cost of living and a wide diversity of housing choices whether you are buying or renting. The median price of a home or condominium in Northeastern Wisconsin is approximately $132,000, which makes home ownership easily attainable. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association, Green Bay enjoys relatively low utility and grocery costs.
Green Bay is a city for all season boasting year-round indoor and outdoor activities to match all areas of interests. There are 65 beautiful parks around the city that offer a variety of programmed and passive recreational activities. The city operates numerous hockey and ice skating rinks, lighted basketball and tennis courts, a disc golf course, 2 aquatic centers and one pool.
Avid outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the Fox River trail and other state recreational trails. Proximity to the Fox River, the Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan provides residents with opportunities to enjoy fishing and boating. Families can enjoy Bay Beach Amusement Park and the Wildlife Sanctuary. Additionally, both the YMCA and YWCA of Green Bay offer family oriented recreational programs.
Arts and Entertainment
Green Bay offers arts and entertainment seekers a wide variety of entertainment activities from arts galleries, to the performance arts to sporting events.
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts located on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay campus and the Resch Center play host to national ballets, the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Broadway productions, and major national headliners. In addition, downtown Green Bay is home to the newly renovated Meyer Theatre, a 1,000 seat venue that hosts local productions such as the Green Bay Civic Symphony, Let Me Be Frank Productions, and community theater groups. Gallery Night along Olde Main Street is held four times a year promoting the many art galleries near downtown.ArtStreet Festival – Downtown
If sporting venues are more to your liking, you can choose from the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Bullfrogs (baseball) the 2012 USHL Champion Green Bay Gamblers (hockey), the Green Bay Blizzards (arena football) or men and women’s basketball at UWGB or St. Norbert College athletics, including baseball and hockey programs. Additionally, the newly designed Packers Heritage Trail is sure to delight the sports fan and history buff alike.