The City of Marinette, an inland seaport, is located on US Highway 41, the western shore of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay and at the mouth of the historic Menominee River. The city has rail access and east-west traffic on US Highway 64.
It isn’t often you find a government that thinks of itself as a business. But what better way is there to accommodate the needs of businesses, and attract new ones, than to think the way they do?
Marinette’s attractive, “business-first” philosophy is making the difference for a growing number of new businesses and industries who have decided to locate here. We work hard to clear away road blocks and create a dynamic environment where businesses can grow and thrive.
Our modern, well-designed industrial parks provide excellent sites at reasonable rates. Incentive programs are available providing funding options for business development and expansion. The heads-up staff at City Hall will make sure you get the friendly, courteous assistance you need to make the “Marinette Connection.”
Businesses find our modern industrial parks and skilled workforce an excellent match for their expansion needs. In addition to an excellent K-12 school system, educational opportunities are available at the University of Wisconsin – Marinette, a four year college and at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, Marinette.
The Menominee River and the Bay of Green Bay are wonderful natural resources provide our residents and visitors with some of the finest fishing and boating experiences in the Great Lakes region. Additionally, camping, biking, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice boating enthusiasts find Marinette an excellent rendezvous for summer and winter sports and recreation.
Marinette has a number of incentive programs for businesses in the City of Marinette which include:
Business Development Loan Program – a revolving loan program for commercial, business and industrial development within the City of Marinette for the purpose of job creation and job retention.
MAEDC Grant Program – Grants up to $20,000 to small businesses (employ 15 or less FTEs) expanding or locating in the City of Marinette. Preference will be given to industry or manufacturing.
Facade Improvement Program – The City of Marinette will provide financial assistance, in the form of a grant, to property owners to enhance the historical character of the downtown area.
Industrial Revenue Bonds – Marinette will support your project through the issuance of IRBs. IRBs are tax-exempt bonds issued by a municipality or other government entity. The municipality passes the financing through to an industrial company. The net effect of the IRB is to provide the company with lower interest financing.
More information on Marinette’s incentives can be found here.