Start and Grow your Business Here

Why Choose Shawano Country?

WILD & SCENIC BEAUTY/RECREATION
Shawano Country is home to The Wolf River-one of only two Nationally Designated Wild & Scenic rivers in Wisconsin. Noted as one of the most scenic and rugged rivers in the Midwest, the Wolf River boasts some of the best white-water rafting experiences in the entire Midwest. We have the scenic beauty and endless possibilities for you to discover the wild adventure seeker in yourself.

Shawano Country offers a boatload of fun activities and experiences that will bring out the kid in you. Picture yourself in a kayak enjoying our peaceful slower paced waterways or for more excitement choose rivers with class III – IV rapids. Rent a stand-up paddle board or experience a wild time at one of our three casinos. Hop on a bike and tour Shawano Country’s famous barn quilts, rent a jet ski, snowmobile, or Go-Kart on a world class karting track—do something you’ve been itching to try, but just never get around to actually doing. No matter what time of year you’ll find some incredibly scenic and distinctively wild activities around every corner.  Isn’t it time you got in touch with your wild side?

SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE
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:

  • 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.
We want to help you bring your Wild Idea to Life!

Contact us today to find out how we can help, 715-524-2139 or chamber@shawanocountry.com.

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