Economic Overview

The Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) is your one stop shop for economic development and business assistance. Our mission is to help you locate, start or expand your business here in Oconto County. The County offers a wide range of business environments from the true Northwoods of Wisconsin to the northern suburbs of the Green Bay metropolitan area. Since the County is 100 miles in length, we can offer your business a diverse array of location choices. That fact alone separates Oconto County from most other counties in Wisconsin.

Oconto County offers your business excellent access to markets as the map indicates. US Highway 41/141 offers four lane north/south access to connect you with major Midwest markets. International air service is easily accessible in Green Bay. With a population of over 37,000, and a labor force of over 20,000, the County can meet your workforce needs. Almost 90% of County residents have attained high school or higher education levels.

Employment in the County is summarized below by NAICS code. Manufacturing is the largest employment sector. Dominant industry clusters include wood products, pleasure boat manufacturing, food processing and medical facilities.

DescriptionOconto County
11Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting1,628
62Health Care and Social Assistance1,524
44-45Retail Trade1,363
72Accommodation and Food Services863
81Other Services (Except Public Administration)778
52Finance and Insurance520
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services374
Total 9,810

In addition to manufacturing, there are downtown business districts in several communities with many unique and locally owned retail and service businesses. The northern part of the County is focused on tourism and recreational amenities.

Pease contact the OCEDC for personalized site selection, start-up or expansion assistance.

For more information contact:
Paul W. Ehrfurth, Executive Director
Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC)
1113 Main Street, Oconto WI 54153
Phone: (920) 834-6969
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