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Kenosha’s Business Community

Kenosha County boasts a smart, informed, savvy business community, which is supported by dedicated networking groups like KABA. Kenosha’s pro-business environment, strong labor pools and good business/industrial parks work in concert, making Kenosha an ideal location to do business. Some of the companies that call Kenosha County their home are Snap-on Incorporated, Jockey International & Uline, Inc.



Major Employers - Kenosha County

Largest Employers - Kenosha CountyIndustryEmployment
Kenosha Unified SchoolsPublic Education2,000 or more
United Hospital System*Health Care2,000 or more
Aurora Health CareHealth Care1,000 - 1,999
Kenosha CountyGovernment1,000 - 1,999
Uline*Shipping Supply Distribution1,000 - 1,999
Snap-on*Diagnostic Equipment & Hand Tools500 - 999
City of KenoshaGovernment500 - 999
Gateway Technical CollegePublic Education/College500 - 999
Carthage CollegeEducation500 - 999
UW-ParksidePublic Education/University500 - 999
Birchwood Foods/Kenosha Beef*Food Processing250 - 499
We EnergiesUtilities250 - 499
Jockey International*Clothing & Undergarments250 - 499
ShilohAluminum Die-Casting250 - 499
Rust-oleumPaint Products250 - 499
Gordon Food ServiceFood Service Distribution250 - 499
Meijer, Inc. Grocery/General Merchandise Distribution250 - 499
Fair Oaks Farms*Food Processing250 - 499
American Girl Brands, LLCToy Distribution250 - 499
Sanmina SCICircuit Board Manufacturing100 - 249
Affiliated Foods MidwestGrocery Distribution100 - 249
HospiraHealth Care100 - 249
IRIS, USAPlastic Bins/Storage Systems100 - 249
HoneywellLow Voltage Wire & Cable100 - 249
Ocean SprayFood Processing100 - 249
* Represents corporate headquarters


Largest Regional Employers

CompanyIndustryEmploymentLocation (County)
Aurora Health CareHealth care systemOver 15,000Milwaukee, WI
Abbott LaboratoriesPharmaceuticalsOver 15,000Lake, IL
Wheaton Franciscan HealthcareHealth care systemOver 10,000Milwaukee, WI
Roundy'sFood distributor & retailerOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
Marshall & Ilsley Corp.Bank holding companyOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
Quad/Graphics Inc.Commercial printerOver 5,000Waukesha, WI
Kohl'sDepartment storesOver 5,000Waukesha, WI
GE Healthcare TechnologiesMedical imaging & information systemsOver 5,000Waukesha, WI
Hewitt Associates, LLCHR/Compensation ConsultingOver 5,000Lake, IL
Columbia-St. Mary'sHealth care systemOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Energy Corp.Electric & natural gas utilityOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
Northwestern MutualInsurance & financial servicesOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
ProHealth Care, Inc.Health care systemOver 5,000Waukesha, WI
Rockwell AutomationIndustrial automation equipmentOver 5,000Milwaukee, WI
Baxter InternationalPharmaceuticals & hospital productsOver 2,500Lake, IL
Medical College of WisconsinMedical schoolOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
AT&T WisconsinTelecommunication servicesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
Froedtert & Community HealthHealthcare servicesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
MotorolaTelecommunicationsOver 2,500Lake, IL
Harley-DavidsonMotorcyclesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
Discover Financial ServicesConsumer financial servicesOver 2,500Lake, IL
Bon-Ton Department StoresDepartment storesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
S.C. JohnsonHousehold productsOver 2,500Racine, WI
U.S. BankBanking servicesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI
Children’s Hospital of WisconsinPediatric healthcare servicesOver 2,500Milwaukee, WI


Fortune 1000 Headquarters (largest public companies)

CompanyRankIndustryLocation (County)
Walgreen Company44Drug store retailerLake, IL
Johnson Controls72Control systems, batteries & auto interiorsMilwaukee, WI
Abbott Laboratories102PharmaceuticalsLake, IL
Northwestern Mutual110Insurance & financial servicesMilwaukee, WI
Manpower International120Temporary employment servicesMilwaukee, WI
Kohl's152Department storesWaukesha, WI
Baxter International245Pharmaceuticals & hospital productsLake, IL
Fortune Brands294Golf equipment & various product brandsLake, IL
CDW342Computer productsLake, IL
Brunswick382Recreation equipmentLake, IL
WW Grainger388Construction suppliesLake, IL
Harley Davidson397Motorcycles & accessoriesMilwaukee, WI
M & I Marshall & Ilsley Corp.425Bank holding companyMilwaukee, WI
Rockwell Automation450Industrial automation products & systemsMilwaukee, WI
Fiserv468Data processing & softwareWaukesha, WI
Tenneco473Automotive partsLake, IL
Wisconsin Energy534Electric & natural gas utilityMilwaukee, WI
Johnson Diversy654Commercial cleaning & polymer resin productsRacine, WI
Pactiv663Packaging materialsLake, IL
Snap-on Incorporated691Hand tool manufacturerKenosha, WI
Hospira697Pharmaceuticals & hospital equipmentLake, IL
Joy Global761Mining machineryMilwaukee, WI
A.O. Smith814Electric motors & water heatersMilwaukee, WI
Briggs & Stratton848Small gasoline enginesMilwaukee, WI
Modine Manufacturing958Heat transfer equipmentRacine, WI

Note: Each company listed above has a corporate or regional headquarters located in the region.

Kenosha County Workforce Profile

Source: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

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