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. And if you are an entrepreneur, we have specialized programs to help you succeed.  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. 

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.
In addition to site selection services, the OCEDC operates the Oconto County Business & Education Alliance and Leadership Oconto County.  These programs address the needs of existing area businesses.

Relevant employment data for the County is summarized. Dominant industry clusters include wood products, pleasure boat manufacturing, food processing and medical facilities.

There are numerous downtown business districts in a range of 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.

Useful links:
County Profile