Shawano Country
Start and Grow your Business Here
Why Choose Shawano Country?

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, —do something on your bucket list. 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?

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

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

Click Here for the 2022 Economic Impact Analysis of Shawano Lake.

Click Here for the 2022 Shawano County Housing Study.