Industrial manufacturing within Neenah has for many years represented the driving force of the local economy. Thirty percent of the City’s workforce is employed in this industry. Paper production and machinery manufacturing, commercial printing, and machining/fabricating represent the major industrial activities which dominate within the City. Well-developed infrastructure which facilitates the production and movement of goods continues to be enhanced within the community.
The existing industrial base is exceptionally diverse and well positioned to address both local and global market challenges. The potential certainly exists for the manufacturing sector to continue to diversify and to address the many changes which are shaping the global economy. Strong leadership, innovation and expertise will remain the corner stones of a healthy advanced manufacturing cluster within the City of Neenah.
Through a collaborative effort, the Fox Cities communities have identified five major industry clusters of prominence in the metropolitan area. These industry clusters represent the economic drivers of the region and have the critical mass of manufacturers, supplies and vendors to make these cluster thrive in the Fox Cities.
The prominent industry clusters are: