Marathon County: live and work in a year-round natural paradise

Marathon County, Wisconsin is located at the key crossroads of Interstate 39 and Interstate-grade divided U.S. 51 and Wisconsin 29. It’s also an important crossroads of commerce for Central Wisconsin. With a population of nearly 136,000 and a labor force approaching 74,000, Marathon County is home to innovative, quality-focused companies in a broad variety of industries.

Our county combines the amenities and excitement of small-city living (in places like Wausau and Mosinee) with the look and feel of the Northwoods. We’re surrounded by opportunities for all sorts of outdoor recreation, from fishing and hunting, to camping, and kayaking, to hiking and biking, cycling, and winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling. Working here is like living at an exclusive vacation resort! Granite Peak Ski Resort, the Midwest’s premier ski destination, draws thousands to the area.

While our residents know how to have fun, they also get the job done. We’re home to many corporate offices and the businesses that support their needs. You’ll find all sorts of available sites and buildings, with something that’s idea for any company’s objectives. Utilities are affordable and plentiful, and we’re well-connected by highway, rail, and air. Central Wisconsin Airport (KCWA) has scheduled airline service to major cities, with 7,648-foot runways that can accommodate all corporate jets, and multiple ILS approaches for safe travel in all weather. Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW) has close-in convenience, with 5,200-foot runways, an instrument approach, and jet fuel available 24 hours a day.

Just as important, the local workforce understands the value of a job well done. That work ethic is sustained by education providers who ensure that graduates have the skills employers need through a variety of education and training programs. If you’re eager to be in a bustling business community, but without crazy traffic and just minutes from an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Marathon County is the place for you!

Population: 135,603 | Labor Force: 73,935