Central Wisconsin

You can make your life feel like a vacation. Take it easy with a good job and fulfilling weekends here in Central Wisconsin.

Welcome to Central Wisconsin

Looking for a fantastic quality of life? You’ll find it here in the heart of Wisconsin. We have great careers, solid education systems, and affordable communities—and that’s only half of it. Your passion for the outdoors can thrive here, too. From hiking to fishing and hunting, you’ll love your Central Wisconsin backyard. 

Largest Central Wisconsin Employers

Our largest employers could be just the spot for your talents. Passionate about manufacturing? Wausau ranked No. 5 in the U.S. for manufacturing hubs. And if you’re thinking ahead, Central Wisconsin’s not a bad spot for retirement, either.

“Moving from Colorado to Wisconsin was a difficult decision for our family. We knew it was the right choice because not only did we find work in our chosen career paths, but we also found fulfillment in the many arts, culture, and family-centric experiences that Central Wisconsin has to offer.”

Olivia Hill, Performing Arts Foundation, Wausau

Pick an Education Path

Get this—Wisconsin was the first state to create a technical college system. You’ll find a couple of great options in this region. Interested in the Universities of Wisconsin? There’s a campus here, too. 

Your Weekend Plans

Outdoorsy? You’ll appreciate the “up north” feel here. Enjoy all the water access—waterparks included—and hiking trails. Or take a wildlife drive in Marshfield’s Wildwood Zoo. Amp up the fun or take it slow. The days are yours! 

  • Drive the 50-mile Cranberry Highway near Wisconsin Rapids. You’ll see incredible colors in the fall.  
  • Hike Wisconsin’s tallest hill in Rib Mountain State Park. The views are worth it, promise!
  • Speaking of hills, like to ski? Granite Peak Ski Area is the biggest in the state.
  • Ride a duck—but not the kind you’re thinking. You’ll love the thrill and scenic dells of a duck boat tour.

Make Your Move to Wisconsin

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