Business and Industry


Shawano was recently named the Tenth Best Place to Start a Business In Wisconsin by NerdWallet, a consumer finance website.

To determine this ranking, NerdWallet examined 118 places in Wisconsin with populations of 5,000 or more and analyzed the following factors:

  • Business climate
    • Average revenue of businesses
    • Percentage of businesses with paid employees
    • Businesses per 100 people
    • Local economic health
      • Median annual income
      • Median monthly housing costs
      • Unemployment rate

Shawano has the most affordable median monthly housing costs of the top 10 cities, coming in at $634. The city also boasts a high percentage of businesses with paid employees, at nearly 42%. These factors enable Shawano’s residents and employers to enjoy a healthy, stable local economy; ultimately encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own company in the city.

Click here for resources available for those looking to start and grow a business in Shawano County.

Nerd Wallet


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