To Start or Relocate a Business

You Can Start at Any Age!

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes and ages!  Just ask 18 yr old Emilee Rysticken, founder of the ice cream shop, Scream 'N Conuts, in Two Rivers.  She got the idea for her business while traveling overseas and her family helped her make the dream come true following her early graduation from high school.  Manitowoc County is a great place to make your dreams come true too!

See the Facebook page - FB Link

Read More About Emilee's business - HTR Article

Art Becomes a Business

Can your hobby and passion create a business?  It did for Shane Henderson and his family.  Metal Art of Wisconsin has become an international success and their creations can be found with business leaders, politician and celeb's.  They do business right here in Manitowoc and their work can be found in homes throughout the community.

Metal Art of Wisconsin is just one of the successful new businesses in our area.  There are supportive governments, great economic development resources, strong organization partners and support at all levels from banks, accounting firms, attorneys and area businesses. 

Whether you're 15 or 75, your business idea can find a home and the resources needed to build future success. 

See what Metal Art of Wisconsin does - Visit MAW Site

Connect with Metal Art on Facebook - MAW Social

Manitowoc County Forward -

We're Growing!

A sign that something great is going on is GROWTH!  Here are just some of the major expansions going on in this area. 

These companies know Life IS All Here as evidenced by their financial investment in our economy.


Manitowoc County Business News

You might not know the name, but Lakeside Foods is likely part of your Thanksgiving dinner

November 13, 2019

MANITOWOC - If you plan to buy store brand canned corn or green beans this Thanksgiving, there's a decent chance those veggies will have come from Lakeside Foods. Same goes for that dollop of whipped topping on your pumpkin pie. 


In manufacturing Midwest, signs of trouble amid good times

By David J. Lynch - The Washington Post

Oct. 29, 2019 at 8:03 a.m. CDT

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Sachin Shivaram, the chief executive of Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, started to worry this summer when orders for his brake housings and conveyor belt motors first grew scarce. Within weeks, what began as mild concern snowballed into a business drought that has seen bookings plunge by 40 percent.

Broadwind Snags Huge Contract with Sturgeon Bay Ship Building Company

October 30, 2019 11:00 am

Lakeshore News


Nguyen Hung Vu / CC

Broadwind Energy, with a location in Manitowoc, is best known for constructing large towers that support wind turbines.  But, that is changing with the company becoming more diversified to create parts for mining equipment, bridges, and Navy ships.

Important Key Links and HELP to Succeed at

Business in Manitowoc County

Local Governments - Local Info Scroll to Government Contacts 

Manitowoc Industrial Park - Park Link

Two Rivers Industrial Park - Park Link

Kiel Economic Development - Contact Link

Chamber of Manitowoc County – Business Resource Directory

Lakeshore Technical College - Info on LTC Business Tools

UWGB – Manitowoc - Info on Local Campus

UWGB Small Business Development Center - Visit SBDC Site

Holy Family College - Info on HFC

Progress Lakeshore - Help from Progress Lakeshore

Senior Core Of Retired Executives Mentoring - Visit SCORE Site

Biz Start Ups Two Rivers - Start Up Site