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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 Private Employers - 
Kenosha CountyIndustryEmployment
Uline, Inc.*Shipping & packaging supplies2,000 or more
United Hospital SystemHealth care system1,000 - 1,999
Aurora Health CareHealth care system500 - 999
Carthage CollegeEducation500-999
Unified Solutions, Inc.Packaging250-499
SuperValu Holdings Inc.Grocery wholesalers250-499
Birchwood Foods*Food processing250-499
Ocean SprayFood processing250-499
Jockey International*Clothing & undergarments250-499
Aurora Medical GroupPhysician's offices250-499
We EnergiesUtilities250-499
Kindred Nursing CentersNursing care facilities250-499
Fair Oaks FarmsFood processing250-499
Albany Chicago CompanyAluminum die casting250-499
Rust-OleumPaint products250-499
Hospira WorldwidePharmaceutical & hospital products100-249
Washington Group Int.Engineering& construction services100-249
Snap-on*Auto diagnostics & hand tools100-249
United Communication Corp.Newspaper publisher100-249
Sanmina SCICircuit board manufacturing100-249
Breezy Hill NurseryLandscaping services100-249
HoneywellLow voltage wire & cable100-249
Iris USAPlastic injection moldings100-249
ExelGeneral warehousing & storage100-249
LakeView FarmsFood 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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