Kenosha County is red hot right now, experiencing a surge in development activity. Since 2013, Kenosha County has seen nearly 11,000 jobs and $1.4 billion in capital investment. It is the premier destination for new investment and talent in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.
Kenosha County is one of the hottest locations in the region when it comes to new corporate investment. There are companies with names you know – such as Haribo, Amazon, Uline, Good Foods Group and InSinkErator – doing their research and making the decision to locate their new facility, corporate headquarters, or strategic expansion right here in the heart of the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor. No need to commute anywhere with all the companies locating and expanding - and hiring - right here in Kenosha County.
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People of all ages are choosing to live and work here.
But we're getting younger: Kenosha County's average median age, 36, is below the state and national average.
Young professionals, young families and people of all ages are moving into the Kenosha Area, creating a dynamic community full of new ideas and a fresh energy. Be part of the Kenosha Area's exciting next chapter!
Kenosha County is experiencing a surge in development activity.
Kenosha County is one of the hottest locations in the region when it comes to new corporate investment. Read about companies with names you know – such as Haribo, Amazon, Uline, InSinkErator and Niagara Bottling – doing their research and making the decision to locate their new facility, corporate headquarters, or strategic expansion right here in the heart of the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor.
Since 1920, the Snap-on brand has earned the respect and trust of generations of professionals. People know Snap-on for the quality of our products, but we know that it is the passion and character of our people that make our company a global leader. With our diverse talents and deep pride in the Snap-on family of brands, we drive innovation and create value. We work hard together. We grow together. We are one Snap-on team.
Uline offers a challenging, fast-paced environment for people who have a passion for what they do and provides them with the tools they need for success. Today Uline has over 6,000 employees in North America. It has steadily grown and continues to be a family owned and run business. The product line has expanded to include industrial, packaging, shipping, material handling, retail and janitorial supplies, including over 1,550 shipping box sizes.
All of the exciting growth in Kenosha County is coming from a diverse set of industries, from company headquarters to food processing to advanced manufacturing and logistics. They're joining companies like Snap-on, Jockey International and Ocean Spray that have been in Kenosha County for decades and are thriving here.
Kenall has become a champion in developing advanced lighting solutions for challenging environments. Kenall is an established organization with a proven track record of excellence and great corporate culture. Here at Kenall, people matter and we value our employees, their individual strengths and the skills they bring. Build your future with an innovative industry leader and be part of a growing organization.
New companies, investment mean new developments, amenities
The retail, housing, healthcare, hospitality and education sectors are all on the rise
Close to 1,000 units of multi-family housing have been built in the Kenosha Area within the last three years with another 900 units under construction. Both hospital systems in Kenosha County have major expansions underway and several new providers are expanding here. Three hotels are under construction, including a $25 million renovation of a historic building in Downtown Kenosha into an 80-room boutique called The Stella. Now that's growth.
Room to Grow: Plug in and learn what is making Kenosha County an emerging YP hotspot.
Kenosha is getting younger, edgier, and more dynamic than ever. It's a great place to reach your potential. With almost one third of Kenosha’s population made up of YPs, YLink is impacting the next generation of leaders. YLink (Young Leaders in Kenosha) is an established young professionals (age 21-40) program managed by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. It's is more than just a group – it’s a movement. YLink is committed to making Kenosha the best place to live, work and do business for young professionals.
YLink helps create (and keep) rockstars in the Kenosha Area. Informative and engaging workshops provide opportunities to learn new skills relevant to personal growth and employer needs. Other programs equip YPs to serve on nonprofit boards or connect them with mentoring. It's working to help catapult YPs up the career ladder, and engage businesses, organizations and educational institutions in their efforts to attract and retain talent here.
Make an impact.
Engage with your community and other YPs that value volunteerism.
Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
YLink facilitates collaboration among young professionals and area non-profits and other organizations in need of volunteer support. Its purpose is to build stronger connections across the community and affect positive change by coordinating events that help YPs give back to Kenosha.
Build your personal and professionals networks.
Tweeting, posting on Facebook or Insta, or contributing to LinkedIn discussions are great networking tools, but they can only get you so far. If you’re not connecting and interacting in person, you’re missing valuable face time with your peers and potential employers.
Ylink connects you with other YPs, business contacts and opportunities to grow. Make friends, make contacts and make strides in your development.
A Note from a Neighbor
It's easy to connect as a YP in Kenosha
"More than just a spot on the map, Kenosha is home to thriving businesses and radically friendly people nestled against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Lake Michigan. Safety, quality schools, and a booming job market make Kenosha a smart destination for yps, but the creative mix of traditional Wisconsin values with modern amenities and the ability to make a meaningful impact in the community, truly set it apart from other cities." - Brandi Cummings