Marinette County Association for Business and Industry, Inc.

Growing quality of life

Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence


The Maritime Center of Excellence (MCOE) accelerator will stimulate the establishment and growth of maritime based start-up industries and accelerate the growth of the supply chain for the maritime industry and other industries in northeast Wisconsin. By fulfilling this objective, the MCOE accelerator would provide business expansion, employment, and quality of life opportunities for its businesses, residents, and industry related growth.

The MCOE will provide the opportunity for individuals (engineers, scientists, manufacturers) to parlay their skills and experience into robust companies producing the materials and services needed by the major ship builders. These are the same skills that will benefit Marinette County’s other industries, who need the same support services.

The MCOE accelerator includes flexible facility space, manufacturing bays, makerspace, offices, collaborative space, flexible leases, shared usage of office equipment, direct business assistance and counseling, mentoring, networking, access to capital, and various additional technical resources. In partnership with NWTC, new and existing resources in the community and region, both public and private, will be developed to support the needs of tenants and the business community at large.

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