About Green Bay

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.

Green Bay is also home 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.


 

Housing
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 $132,300, which makes home ownership easily attainable.  According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association, Green Bay enjoys relatively low utility and grocery costs.

Habitat Twim Homes 8 - Cheryl Cora

 


 

Recreation
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, disc golf courses,  aquatic centers and pools. 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.

 


 

Business Climate
The City of Green Bay is the economic hub of Northeastern Wisconsin, which has a metropolitan region of over 312,000. The Green Bay region hosts large concentrations of major industries including: manufacturing, defense, medical, education, 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.  

 

Children’s Museum

The Green Bay metro area is experiencing steady 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 entrepreneurial spirit have long made the area an attractive place to live and do business.

 


 

Location
The City of Green Bay is the gateway to the renown recreational havens of northern Wisconsin including the spectacular Door Peninsula (known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest), and Wisconsin’s Great Northwoods and Lake Country.  It is truly the “northstar” in a chain of great cities, including Chicago and Milwaukee that dot the western shore of Lake Michigan – a region that has been variously dubbed the “Northcoast” or “Freshcoast” because of its abundant fresh water resources, outdoor lifestyle, and global connections. Green Bay is well linked by road, rail, air and water to other major cities that make up the Great Lakes region.

 


Education

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a regional comprehensive university with exceptional new facilities, a dynamic atmosphere and a campuswide commitment to “Connecting learning to life.”

A small- to mid-sized institution, UW-Green Bay enrolls about 6,750 students. Founded in 1965, the University has one of the most modern and attractive campuses in the tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System. The setting is safe, scenic and comfortable, with wooded trails, a nine-hole golf course and a million-dollar view of the bay.

Bellin College of Nursing is one of Wisconsin’s premier private Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree granting colleges. It is dedicated to preparing health-care professionals by providing an intellectually stimulating environment focused on leadership, community service, and lifelong learning that promotes excellence in health-care practice and the advancement of the profession.

 

NWTC serves approximately 42,000 every year. Students enjoy access to advanced technology and state-of-the art facilities.  NWTC offer 200+ degrees, certificates, and programs, and offers over 600 scholarships.

Rasmussen College is higher learning organization that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit of passion and innovation while offering the security and benefits of an established institution with more than 110 years of history. Their team is made up of individuals who are driven to make a difference in the lives of their students.

The Green Bay Center of Lakeland College features comfortable classrooms and computer labs with internet access. Audio-visual equipment is also available at a nominal charge.  Green Bay’s convenient location enhances its potential as a great meeting and training space.

 


 

Entertainment

Bay Beach Amusement Park 

Along the Great Lake shore of Green Bay lays Bay Beach Park.  This City of Green Bay gem offers family entertainment for all ages.  The 45-acre amusement complex contains 22 rides, several shelters, a dance hall, picnic areas, a playground and softball and volleyball areas.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin, caring for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.

The Sanctuary attracts hundreds of thousands of bird watchers, families and other visitors from across the USA and many foreign countries each year. They come to explore and discover nature while learning the importance of preserving natural landscapes.

  The Neville Museum 

Located in Green Bay’s Broadway District, the Neville is a general museum of art, history and science, accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is dedicated to the collection and preservation of significant objects relevant to Northeast Wisconsin and secondarily, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Collections Department supports the museum’s mission through the management and preservation of our collections. There are over one million items in the permanent collections, including historic artifacts, original artworks, archeological objects, still photographs and film.

Meyer Theatre

The Meyer Theatre’s story began on Valentine’s Day 1930 when it opened as one of the many Fox Theatres blossoming around the country. Fox Theatres Inc. spared no expense creating the lavishly-equipped vaudeville house and movie palace. The theatre is an eclectic blend of colors and styles that can best be defined as Spanish Atmospheric. Heavily textured plaster, decorative columns with gold leaf, intricate painted designs and statues adorn the building.

 Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is to present a wide variety of cultural, entertainment, and educational performing arts to the Northeastern Wisconsin community while also serving as a home for local and University performing arts ensembles.

Green Bay Botanical Garden

The Green Bay Botanical Garden is a dynamic location for educational trips, fitness adventures and private events; particularly weddings. The Botanical Garden stimulates an appreciation for and an understanding of the world of horticulture and the enduring relationships between plants and people. Volunteers and staff serve people of all ages by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences within an environment that enriches, inspires and refreshes; enhancing the quality of life in the upper Midwest.

 the ART Garage

The ARTgarage is a community art gallery with in-house studio artists and gallery artists. The gallery hosts events and rents space for parties, meetings and more. The gallery also has a wide array of classes, workshops and events to attend to increase your knowledge about the arts and participate hands-on.

 


 

Sports Teams

 

Teams Sport League Facility
Green Bay Packers Football NFL Lambeau Field
Green Bay Blizzard Football IFL Resch Center
Green Bay Bullfrogs Baseball Northwoods Joannes Stadium
Green Bay Gamblers Hockey USHL Resch Center
UW-GB Men’s  Basketball NCAA D1 Resch Center
UW-GB Women’s  Basketball NCAA D1 Kress Center

 

Transportation

 Air

As the third largest airport in the State of Wisconsin, Austin Straubel International Airport operates a 24-hour, 365-day a year operation. As such, the Airport is a key ingredient to northeastern Wisconsin’s economic growth and quality of life. The airport provides regular flights to Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Atlanta.

Water

The Port of Green Bay gives Green Bay a distinct advantage when competing for businesses that import raw materials or export large products to national and international markets.

Because of its strategic location as the westernmost port of Lake Michigan, Green Bay offers the shortest, most direct route for shipments between the Midwest and the world. Major railroads link the port with America’s heartland. A core of nationally-known truck lines provides overnight delivery within a 400-mile radius.

The port is also a recognized Free Trade Zone port.
Depth of Channel: 26 feet
Capacity of Largest Crane: 100 tons
Length of season: April-December

 Rail

Freight railroads provide key transportation services to manufacturers and other industrial firms. Ten freight railroads in Wisconsin operate on a system of approximately 3,500 route miles. Combined, they handled over 3.1 million cars and 180 million tons of freight per year.

 Public Transportation

Green Bay Metro operates 18 full-service bus routes, a number of limited-service bus routes and Paratransit services throughout the Green Bay area. Click on the the link above for up-to-date route and ridership information.

Interstate 43
This north-south interstate highway runs from the north side of Green Bay around the city to the east and south to Beloit, WI via Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Milwaukee.

Interstate 41
This north-south interstate highway runs along the west side of Green Bay, connecting to Marinette to the north and Appleton to the south.