Kewaunee County, WI: About The Area

Location, Location, Location

With nearly 28 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline making up its eastern border and Door County to the north, Kewaunee County is located in northeast Wisconsin with its geographic center about a half-hour drive from Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Manitowoc.

Whether you are planning to move or expand your business or industry, or start up a brand new enterprise, this superior location affords businesses the perfect mix of a rural setting and the proximity to larger, metro markets.

In general, the economic base of Kewaunee County is dominated by agricultural and manufacturing employment.  Rural Kewaunee County is the center of agricultural employment and the communities of Algoma, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg contain the major regions of manufacturing employment.

Tourism & Recreation

Kewaunee County residents here have the advantage of living in a location known for its recreational panoramas on land and lake.  It is a popular vacation area with a variety of all the traditional year around activities.

There are:

  • 1,300 acres of public hunting and fishing land
  • four county parks
  • five inland lakes with public access
  • two public marinas on Lake Michigan

The entire county has a substantial number of woodlots in an area that supports one of Wisconsin’s most significant dairy regions – over 300 dairy farms and an estimated 27,000 dairy cows.  There are another 200 farms of varying size raising beef cattle, cash crops, calves, sheep, garden crops and orchards.

Somewhat amazingly, there is so much forested land in Kewaunee County that each year about 1,000 whitetail deer are harvested by hunters.  A growing number of wild turkeys are also harvested during an open season.  All of this is just a short drive from adjacent urban areas with several hundred thousand residents and all the features of larger city life-retail stores, technical support services, and major entertainment centers, including the Green Bay Packers.

Abundant Natural Resources

Water, Energy and Access are always among the main concerns with it comes to scouting a new location for new business, industrial or manufacturing operations. With access to the Great Lakes, and easy access to Green Bay and the interstate highway system, as well as bordering the tourism destinations of Door County, Kewaunee County is uniquely positioned.

With a heritage that is rich in shipping and commercial fishing, Algoma and Kewaunee are beautiful port cities with space and access availability to businesses that would like to take advantage of the Great Lakes system and waterways. With lake access both east and west, and the abundant aquifers that exist throughout the county, natures most precious resource is right here in abundance.

Kewaunee County is also producing its own energy with wind power and biomass systems. The open, gently rolling rural landscape also presents opportunities for solar array development.

Geographically, Kewaunee County is ideally located when it comes to accessing markets and providing wonderful leisure opportunities for executives, employees and clients. Whether it is hunting, fishing, Packer games, golf, shopping or maritime activities on Green Bay or Lake Michigan, Kewaunee County’s location is ideal.

So as you can see – there really is no other place so unique in Wisconsin as Kewaunee County. Come visit us today!