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Fox Cities Region Population: 12,560 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 11,823 over the next 5 years.


Fox Cities Total Regional Employment: Jobs decreased by 1,405 over the last 5 years but are projected to grow by 4,727 over the next 5 years.


Appleton, WI MSA Labor Force

Fox Cities Regional Partnership, the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber, is committed to helping businesses locate and expand in the Fox Cities Region. Located in east-central Wisconsin, along the banks of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago, the Fox Cities region includes Outagamie County, Calumet County, and northern Winnebago County.

Founded on a rich tradition of papermaking and printing, the Fox Cities Region boasts a strong workforce known for its productivity and work ethic. Some of our largest employers have called the region home for 100 years or more.

The future looks bright for businesses locating or expanding in the region. As one of the largest and fastest growing urban centers in Wisconsin, the Fox Cities Region not only has a growing population, but an large labor force living within 50 miles. Combine our work force with a low cost of doing business and access to superior high-tech training, and you have a powerful business environment.


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