Industries

Kenosha County was built on manufacturing.

 

Many early industry leaders chose to locate their production operations in Kenosha County in its early years including Nash Motors, Simmons Mattress and S.T. Cooper & Sons – now better known as Jockey International.  This legacy has made Kenosha County a leading location for manufacturing and generations ahead of other areas of the country.

Our Story

 

Advantage: Workforce

Kenosha County companies consistently give high marks to the workforce here especially in the areas of productivity, quality and stability; and list a productive workforce as one of its strongest assets – after our strategic location.

Skilled Workforce

 

Advantage: Supply Chain

Wisconsin has the second largest concentration of manufacturing in the U.S.  This means the suppliers, finishers, machine shops, tool and die makers and other vendors your company needs to make its product are here in Southeast Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s Supply Chain

 

Advantage: The Manufacturing Tax Credit

The Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit virtually eliminates the tax on income from manufacturing activity in the state.  The credit puts the effective corporate tax rate for manufacturing and activities at just 0.4 percent.

Manufacturing & Agriculture Credit

 

Advantage: Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College is a tremendous asset to the business community in Kenosha County.  They provide training for individuals and businesses through employee training and apprenticeship programs, business development assistance, professional development, and short-term customized training.  Gateway supplies a steady pipeline of highly skilled talent for local manufacturers.

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“Manufacturing in Wisconsin is a long-term competitive advantage.”

Keith Smith, President, Vonco Products

 

Need Assistance?

Contact: Heather Wessling Grosz, Vice President of Economic Development

[email protected] | 262.925.3467

 

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE

$51, 531

 

 

Southeast Wisconsin ranks No.2 among the nation’s top 50 metros for manufacturing employment.

 

 

Who’s doing business in Kenosha County?

INSINKERATOR

RUST-OLEUM

UNITED TECHNOLOGY AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

HONEYWELL

KENALL MANUFACTURING

CENTRISYS CORPORATION

TECOMET

 

 

Manufacturing is one of Kenosha County’s top industry sectors, employing more than 7,000 people.