No Place Like Home
It’s time to move back home to a better cost of living.
Welcome Home to Northeast Wisconsin
Now that you have moved to another part of the world, you may realize just how special northeast Wisconsin is after being away. It’s time to return home, where you will have a better cost of living, high-quality schools, low crime, and friends and family that love you.
We are here to help you find that next great job opportunity.
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance represents over 300 companies throughout northeast Wisconsin. Let us help you find your way back to the area with a great job. There is no cost for this service.
Northeast Wisconsin fun facts:
• Our cost of living index is 18.1% lower than the nation’s average.¹
• Green Bay was ranked most affordable place to live in the U.S. by MaketWatch in 2023.
• Multiple communities were named in the top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.
• Green Bay was ranked #1 best metro areas to live by U.S.News in 2023.
• Wisconsin ranks 15th overall in U.S. News Health Care Quality.¹
• The average annual insurance premium for Wisconsin is the 2nd lowest nationally.¹
• We host nearly one-half of Wisconsin’s largest privately held companies, including Fortune 500 leaders and top national brands in leading industry sectors.¹
• Twenty-five percent (25%) of the workforce in Northeast Wisconsin is employed in Advanced Manufacturing industries.¹
• Wisconsin is the #2 ranked sport fishing destination in the nation.¹
• Wisconsin has the 9th best public schools in the U.S. The state ranks 6th for quality, tying with Minnesota for the highest median SAT score.²
• Wisconsin’s pupil-to-teacher ratio is 15:1, lower than the U.S. average.²
• Average Housing Cost by City ³
- Green Bay $132,100
- Oshkosh $137,000
- Appleton $147,300
- Sheboygan $127,000
- Fond du Lac $109,900
- Manitowoc $99,100
Learn More About Our Great Communities!
NEW North represents the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin.
Menominee Area Chamber
Progress Lakeshore – Manitowoc County
¹ New North (n.d.). Living in the New North. https://www.thenewnorth.com/living-in-the-new-north/
² World Population Review (n.d.). Public School Ranking by State. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/public-school-rankings-by-state
³ Wisconsin Economic Development. (n.d.). Living in Wisconsin. https://inwisconsin.com/living-in-wisconsin/explore-our-regions/northeast/