Marinette County is located in the northeast corner of Wisconsin on the Bay of Green Bay and the Menominee River and connected to the rest of the country and world via the US Highway System, a deep water port on the Menominee and a well-established rail system. The Twin County Airport is both an air freight terminal and accommodates private and corporate jets while the Crivitz Municipal Airport accommodates small private aircraft.
Marinette County boasts a diverse business and industrial community that stretches the length and breadth of the county that continues to grow. The main areas of industrial strengths lay in manufacturing, healthcare, forestry and wood products and tourism. More and more, business looks close to home for suppliers. This is one reason small clusters are forming to support industries in the County.
Established collaborations between the Marinette County School Districts and Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and between NWTC and the business and industrial communities have been proactive in workforce training and workforce development.
Marinette County is connected north and south to Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago, etc. and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Canada by US Highways 41 and 141. Highways 8 and 64 move traffic and goods along the east/west corridor to the West Coast. The deep water port on the Menominee River and our active rail system that includes short-line rail traffic serving local business needs and line-haul rail traffic, provides transportation to Canada and its coasts, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The education system includes the UW Marinette that is a four year campus and a resource for business and industry. The high schools are innovating and working with our business community to develop the workforce through 2 and 4 year post-secondary preparation. NWTC has several 2 year programs in the high schools now that graduate students ready to work in one of the many industries from Niagara to Wausaukee, Coleman, Peshtigo and Marinette.