Grow Your Business in Central Wisconsin
Centered Around Your Company’s Needs
Central Wisconsin’s robust economy fosters a collaborative business environment that can help take your company to the next level. Bringing your business to the Center gives you access to:
- Talent attraction and retention with a highly competitive cost of living
- Network of trained, skilled professionals from our educational pipelines
- Innovative community resources to help launch and scale your business
At the Center of Your Business Success
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
Your investments go further in the Center, so your business can operate more cost-effectively. Additionally, low living costs can help attract and retain talented employees, who enjoy a higher quality of life at less expense than larger cities.
TALENTED WORKER POOLS
Central Wisconsin is home to top universities and technical colleges that train a highly skilled and educated workforce. These institutions offer many employment programs that we’ll help you access to find the right people for your business.
The Center is focused on growing your business through innovation, collaboration and community involvement. We work with local governments, businesses and nonprofits to create a robust economic environment for new and expanding companies.
Aspirus Health Care
Aspirus is a nonprofit, community-focused health system with a robust network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and physicians across Central Wisconsin. Based in Wausau, its 11,000 employees are dedicated to improving the health and strengthening communities throughout the Center.
Packaging Corporation of America
Central Wisconsin remains a top producer of paper products in the United States, particularly in the packaging industry. The Packaging Corporation of America is one of these leading manufacturers, thanks in part to its containerboard mill on the Wisconsin River in Tomahawk.
Marathon Cheese Corporation
Dairy is big business in the Center, and cheese producers and packagers are major players. Marathon Cheese Corporation leads the way as a top packaging company, combining traditional practices with automation and other innovative technologies to create a successful, modern agricultural business.
Based in Stevens Point, Gamber-Johnson is a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems that safely secure mobile communication systems, computers and other electronic equipment to vehicles and other moving applications. Their products are integral to work in law enforcement, public safety, military and warehouses around the world.
Out of the Box Coffee House
Every town values a business that enhances its quality of life, especially a great local spot for coffee, breakfast and friendly conversation. Theresa Cashman opened Out of the Box Coffee House in Wisconsin Rapids for exactly that, and customers responded with unwavering support.
“The job at Wenzel’s Farm brought me to Central Wisconsin almost 20 years ago, and the job and area have been very good to me. I love living here because of the beauty of the area, the variety of the four seasons and because people are willing to lend a helping hand whenever you need it.”
Collaborating Across Key Industries
The Center’s collaborative business environment supports many companies across a wide range of industries. Visit our Supply Chain Marketplace for quick and easy connections between companies and suppliers.
Utilities & Incentives
Central Wisconsin utility providers offer remarkably affordable rates and plenty of available capacity. The Center also offers incentives in training grants, loans, startup assistance and tax credits to help companies grow and succeed.
Sites & Buildings
The Center has business spaces to fit a variety of industries that range from urban locations to wide open spaces. We also offer tax benefits and incentives to make the most of your investment.