We invite you to visit Wausau to take a look, ask questions and enjoy what we have to offer.
Wausau is the hub of the Central and North-central Wisconsin region with a metro population of above 100,000. Wausau is located between two major four-lane highways, Interstate 39 (north and south) and Highway 29 (east and west). The area is economically diverse, rating highly in our ability to grow jobs, yet affordability does not come at the cost of high quality amenities. The Wausau region continues a steady growth in job creation and economic viability among manufacturers and service providers alike and Wausau's employment is improving. The city oversees a 350 acre Business Campus, with businesses thriving in distribution, production and services. Wausau’s competitive advantage is sustained in home and construction building and related manufacturing products, paper and value added paper manufacturing products, insurance services and information technology. Wausau is within Marathon County, which ranks 11th out of 72 counties in tourism revenue dollars.
We are a city that offers potential for attracting new investment and development, and we invite your company or developer to spend time with us on personal visits in order for us to match our resources with your goals and investment. Urban waterfronts are the center points of many cities and Wausau boasts 16 acres of cleared area that is poised for development of restaurants, recreational amenities, commercial and retail. For more information on this site, click here.
Wausau ranks highly in many areas that are conducive to business recruitment, expansion and retention. Recently we were ranked by Forbe’s magazine as an ideal place for business and careers. This past year USA Today rated Wausau, Wisconsin residents Number 1 as having the highest average credit score compared to like-sized cities across the nation. Recreationally, we have been noted for skiing, curling and kayaking, whereas Wausau will hold the World Cup competition this summer, 2012. Recently we were selected for an expansion by a company in the Boston, MA region to grow more than 200 Information Technology jobs because of our skilled workforce in the areas of technology and data management. Our professional workforce is second to none and our downtown facilities continue to attract young professionals to the area. The City seeks strategies to foster growth and markets our area aggressively.
Wausau is also known as "Arts Town USA" due to its commitment to the performing arts. Some notable sites are: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Grand Theater (seating 1,200 offering live touring productions from dance to drama), Center for the Visual Arts, 16 movie theaters, 10 public libraries, 8 private and public golf courses, State Park Speedway, YMCA and YWCA. Major annual events consist of: Badger State Winter Games, Balloon Rally and Rib Fest, Chalk Fest, Blue's Fest, Winter Fest, Wisconsin Valley Fair, Kayak and Canoe Competitions and Artrageous Weekend.