The Fox Cities Regional Workforce Powers Business 

“Strong work ethic.”  “Excellent customer service.”  “Extremely productive.”  “Highly skilled.”  “Well educated.”
These are just a few of the phrases used by employers again and again to describe workers in the Fox Cities Region.

The Fox Cities Region’s labor force is strong!

The Fox Cities Region has a labor force of nearly 650,000 within 50 miles.



Within Fox Cities Region


Within 50 mi. of Fox Cities Region

  • "The Regional Partnership’s focus on talent attraction is also a huge benefit to Werner Electric.   (more…)
    Craig Wiedemeier--VP OperationsWerner Electric
  • “We have highly skilled employees who are not only extremely productive, but also have a work ethic that can’t be beat.”
    Jodie Larson, VP Human Resources,Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. Grand Chute and the Town of Menasha
  • "To be competitive in manufacturing, having a stable, solid workforce is essential. At Pierce Manufacturing’s facilities in Grand Chute and the Town of Menasha, we have highly skilled employees who are not only extremely productive, but also have a work ethic that can’t be beat."
    Jodie LarsenVice President, Community Engagement at Oshkosh Corporation

Enjoy a lower cost of doing business in the Fox Cities Region.

The average salary in the Fox Cities Region is lower than that of the U.S. and on par with Wisconsin.


Fox Cities






United States


Source:, 2015 Q4

Union Membership in the Fox Cities is on par with Wisconsin and Nation

Fox Cities Region: 11.8%
Wisconsin: 12.0%
United States: 11.3%

Source:, 2014

Every dollar goes further in the Fox Cities Region!

Fox Cities Cost of Living


Wisconsin Cost of Living


United States Cost of Living


Source: Source: JobsEQ®
Data as of 2015Q4

IndustryEmploymentLocation QuotientNew HiresSeparationsTurnoverAverage Annual Earnings, Stable JobsAverage Annual Earnings, New Stable Jobs
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting1,3300.861602149.2%$33,091$24,778
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction3000.23394214.2%$43,295$30,241
Wholesale Trade8,1020.945926394.9%$53,753$40,832
Retail Trade21,8320.993,3143,4199.5%$25,459$14,982
Transportation and Warehousing7,1760.826577136.3%$40,568$27,850
Finance and Insurance9,2711.134074373.9%$61,874$37,119
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing1,3650.521551797.9%$34,254$20,707
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services6,7500.538329527.6%$58,046$38,233
Management of Companies and Enterprises4,1761.522502414.3%$83,079$50,862
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11,4610.933,6654,03515.3%$32,227$23,544
Educational Services12,2600.698271,5766.6%$43,323$20,864
Health Care and Social Assistance24,6770.852,2272,2546.4%$48,962$23,456
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation2,3590.6849469815.4%$21,778$13,376
Accommodation and Food Services16,2090.893,5153,87114.1%$12,964$9,144
Other Services (except Public Administration)7,6691.069691,3269.4%$21,383$14,346
Public Administration7,5130.685701,1475.7%$43,378$20,991
Total - All Industries204,2831.0022,52926,8017.2%$44,675$24,589

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