Snap-on, Jockey, Kenall Manufacturing, Colbert Packaging, Riley Construction...these are just a few of the companies that have chosen to locate their headquarters or significant operations in the City of Kenosha, bringing new jobs and new investments.
The City of Kenosha is the fourth largest city in the state and projections do not show this trend abating any time soon. It has seen a major influx of new businesses as well as expansions at its existing companies. New investment, jobs and buildings are springing up regularly as Kenosha continues to be the major spot for growth along the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. These new companies that are building on Kenosha's rich legacy of industry while at the same time shaping Kenosha County’s exciting future.
New jobs announced in Kenosha in the last five years
New capital investment in Kenosha in the last five years
Square Feet developed/absorbed since 2013
New companies have located in Kenosha in the last five years
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Find an in-demand career you love at one of the many companies locating, expanding - and HIRING - right here in Kenosha County. The Life Balanced Kenosha County jobs board is hyper-local, only promoting positions located in Kenosha County. The community partners behind Life Balanced Kenosha County are committed to recruiting and retaining the highly skilled and educated talent our local employers need to grow.
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.
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As a family-owned company and leader in the apparel industry, Jockey has been crafting everyday essentials for 140+ years. Their commitment to innovation, people emphasis, integrity and customer service shines through in their quality products, consumer relations and, most of all, their dedication to their team members.
Historically, Kenosha is a manufacturing town. Generations of skilled craftsman and laborers have worked in one of the many factories that sprang up along its lakefront and throughout the city. Companies such as Simmons Mattress, Snap-on Tools, S.T. Cooper & Sons (known today as Jockey International), American Brass or one of the numerous auto plants including Jeffrey, Nash, Rambler, American Motors and most recently Chrysler, called Kenosha County home. Manufacturing in Kenosha County is as important as ever, but it's no longer cars rolling off the assembly line - it's a diverse and exciting mix of innovative products. Kenosha is proud of its past, and poised for an exciting future in many different industries.
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 is a great place to reach your potential – especially as a young professional. Whether you’re a recent graduate, an experienced professional, or are planting roots for your young family, unique experiences created by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance help emerging talent gain professional development, community engagement, and networking skills to help forge new relationships. Opportunities exist for you to discover what makes Kenosha great; grow as a leader; and create long-term impact in the community.
Kenosha Area Business Alliance
Building a better future for Kenosha County
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance is an inspiring initiative to build Kenosha County's economy and strengthen its community by supporting the expansion of businesses, bringing about new opportunities, attracting new talents, and connecting all aspects of the county from its digital to physical attributes.
The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce works to serve and strengthen the community by providing opportunities allowing its members to continue to grow. From supporting local businesses to welcoming newcomers to the county, this organization is the ideal way of engaging with the community and making connections.