Doing Business


Downtown Sturgeon Bay

There are many places where your business can prosper. There are some places where you can find a lifestyle of exceptional quality. There are very few places, like Sturgeon Bay, that can offer you both. While many relish Sturgeon Bay as a vacation destination, it’s also known for its thriving business climate energized with companies whose products are marketed locally and globally. People like the way business gets done here, in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by extraordinary natural beauty. A century of shipbuilding serves as a solid foundation for a rapidly growing collection of manufacturing and service industries. A skilled workforce, brimming with ambition and a strong work ethic, helps foster their success.


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Sturgeon Bay is home to a remarkably distinctive and successful community of business leaders and entrepreneurs. They have discovered Sturgeon Bay’s ability to nurture a thriving population of businesses and entrepreneurs. The business climate is energized with companies whose products are marketed on the local and international stage. They have set their goal at having it all. In Sturgeon Bay they found that they could. Complementing Sturgeon Bay’s magnificent natural beauty is a solid infrastructure created to support businesses of all sizes.

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Sturgeon Bay Marinas

Major industries in the county are manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and retail trade. Currently the largest private employers in Door County are Bay Shipbuilding Company, Ministry Door County Medical Center, Hatco Corporation, N.E.W. Industries, Baylake Bank, Marine Travelift/ExacTech, Econo Foods, Palmer Johnson Yachts, Therma-Tron-X, and WireTech Fabricators, all located in Sturgeon Bay.

For more information about growing, starting or moving a business to Sturgeon Bay, please contact Door County Economic Development Corporation, 185 E. Walnut St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Telephone (920) 743-3113, email, website