Fox Cities Regional Partnership, the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, is committed to helping businesses locate and expand in the Fox Cities Region, and supported by public and private sector partners from around the region. Located in east-central Wisconsin, along the banks of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago, the Fox Cities Region is comprised of several dozen communities, the largest of which is the City of Appleton.
Why the Fox Cities Region?
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 has a growing population, 12.8% since 2000, and a labor force of 796,206 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.
The Fox Cities Regional Partnership was formed in 2012 as an affiliate of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. A community assessment commissioned from Garner Economics, LLC in 2011 recommended the formation of a regional economic development organization to address the job creation needs of the region. The resulting Garner Report included an economic development strategic plan, structural, program, and budget recommendations.
Fox Cities Regional Partnership Mission Statement
The mission of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership is to enhance the local economy, expand economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for local residents by supporting the expansion of the local primary job base.
Vice President of Economic Development
Peter Thillman has been the Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at Lakeshore Technical College since 2005 where...View profile