Supportive Business Climate

The perfect business climate to help you succeed.

An encouraging & helpful business community.

You will find all the resources needed in the Door County Area Peninsula to expand or relocate your business. Door County has many tools and resources available that can help current and future businesses succeed in the area; everything from affordable utilities to a supportive “Buy Local” community.

Utility Costs

Door County’s utilities offer very competitive pricing, which provides an advantage to residents. For example, Sturgeon Bay owns its own utility, Sturgeon Bay Utlities (SBU).

Residential and commercial electric costs in Sturgeon Bay are lower than many of Wisconsin’s investor-owned utilities.

Because community-owned utilities do not operate to make a profit, customers pay only for the cost of service. This allows for highly competitive electric rates.

Door County Natural Gas & Utilities Map

Utility Costs

Door County’s utilities offer very competitive pricing, which provides an advantage to residents. For example, Sturgeon Bay owns its own utility, Sturgeon Bay Utlities (SBU).

Residential and commercial electric costs in Sturgeon Bay are lower than many of Wisconsin’s investor-owned utilities.

Because community-owned utilities do not operate to make a profit, customers pay only for the cost of service. This allows for highly competitive electric rates.

Door County Natural Gas & Utilities Map

Workforce Demographics

The Door County Peninsula business climate is energized with companies whose products are marketed on the local and international stage. A skilled workforce, brimming with ambition and a strong work ethic, helps foster their success.

Workers in Door County are resourceful and well educated. The Sturgeon Bay campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay provide ample opportunities for continuing education and training.

Since 1989, Door County Economic Development Corporation has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. DCEDC understands the needs of local businesses for quality workers to staff new and existing jobs.

Workforce Demographics

The Door County Peninsula business climate is energized with companies whose products are marketed on the local and international stage. A skilled workforce, brimming with ambition and a strong work ethic, helps foster their success.

Workers in Door County are resourceful and well educated. The Sturgeon Bay campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay provide ample opportunities for continuing education and training.

Since 1989, Door County Economic Development Corporation has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. DCEDC understands the needs of local businesses for quality workers to staff new and existing jobs.

Buy Local Program

The Door County Buy Local program seeks to strengthen local businesses through networking opportunities and educating the business community and the public about the importance of buying locally whenever possible. Monthly Buy Local events help local businesses share information about the services and products they provide and the economic value of keeping as many dollars as possible in Door County. To be added to the Buy Local mailing list or to learn more about hosting an event, contact the DCEDC today.

Buy Local Program

The Door County Buy Local program seeks to strengthen local businesses through networking opportunities and educating the business community and the public about the importance of buying locally whenever possible. Monthly Buy Local events help local businesses share information about the services and products they provide and the economic value of keeping as many dollars as possible in Door County. To be added to the Buy Local mailing list or to learn more about hosting an event, contact the DCEDC today.

Rotary Program

Door County has three Rotary Clubs, which are perfect organizations for newcomers to meet other people that live and work in the county.

Northern Door County Rotary meets on Wednesday morning in Baileys Harbor. Sturgeon Bay offers two clubs; a morning club that meets each Tuesday for breakfast, and a Thursday lunch club.

Rotary clubs are community-minded individuals dedicated to serving above self and participating in Rotary International’s mission to promote understanding, goodwill and world peace.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

Rotary Program

Door County has three Rotary Clubs, which are perfect organizations for newcomers to meet other people that live and work in the county.

Northern Door County Rotary meets on Wednesday morning in Baileys Harbor. Sturgeon Bay offers two clubs; a morning club that meets each Tuesday for breakfast, and a Thursday lunch club.

Rotary clubs are community-minded individuals dedicated to serving above self and participating in Rotary International’s mission to promote understanding, goodwill and world peace.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

Door County Top Industries

Door County has several major industries that dominate the region. Listed in no particular order, check out our top industries below.

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Manufacturing

Door County’s manufacturing industry is thriving with niches such as shipbuilding, welding, custom-formed plastics and 3D printing.

Healthcare & Care Giving

Growing medical centers, rehabilitative centers and senior care facilities support this booming industry in Door County.

Hospitality & Tourism

The summer hospitality and tourism industry in Door County is one of the region’s most popular and growing areas.

Health & Wellness

Spas, yoga studios, and meditation centers help to support this growing industry in Door County.

Education

With five school districts in the area as well as an innovative technical college campus, the Door County education industry is booming.

IT

Door County also has a strong IT and technology sector with growing businesses throughout the region.

Food & Beverage Manufacturing

The food and beverage manufacturing industry is also on the rise and helps to support the local Door County economy.

Arts & Culture

The arts and culture industry in Door County is at the heart of what makes Door County so unique. Painting, photography, sculpture and pottery are just some of the areas you will see when visiting.

Door County Businesses

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