Economy 2018-02-09T10:22:21+00:00

Opportunities Await

There are jobs here. Especially in certain fields, like health care, design, education and management. Plus, there’s an entrepreneurial spirit here that will provide plenty of help if you are looking to start a business or expand an existing business. We have plenty of industrial park space, available buildings and business financing.

Our economy is stable. Our highs aren’t as high as many places. But our lows aren’t as low either.

You’ll find plenty of opportunities for high paying jobs in many fields – and a willing community partner to make your business plans become a reality.

Double your chances!

As part of a two-state area, you can double your chances of finding a job.

And you can double your chances of finding financial and technical assistance to start a new business or expand or re-locate your existing business.

Is that a fact?

Over the next 10 years, over 75,000 career opportunities are expected to exist in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Many jobs are currently available, with employers searching for highly skilled workers.

That’s definitely a fact.

Entrepreneurial fields that are in demand:

Plumbing Contractors
Electrical Contractors
General Contractors
Assisted Living Units
Heating & Cooling Contractors
Day Care Providers
General Retail
Men’s and Women’s Apparel
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These fields are in high demand throughout the range but, some aren’t necessarily in low supply.

More Info

» Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board
For job opportunities in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board

» Michigan Works
Your one stop shop for employers seeking employees, people seeking jobs, and entrepreneurs looking for resources to help start your businesses.

» Iron County Development Zone Council
For business financing in Wisconsin, contact the Iron County Development Zone Council

» Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Search thousands of jobs and hire the best talent in an all-inclusive database.

» Job Center of Wisconsin
Search thousands of jobs and hire the best talent in an all-inclusive database.

» Michigan SBDC
The Michigan SBDC provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate (much of SBDC services are free).

» Northern Initiatives
Providing loans and business expertise to start-up and existing businesses.

» Michigan Economic Development Corporation
MEDC markets Michigan and provides the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment.

» Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
WEDC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that invites and rewards business, professional and personal pursuits in Wisconsin.  Their Mission, Vision and Core Values are centered around this purpose.

» City of Ironwood Community Development Office
Dedicated to making your business a success in Ironwood, by pointing you in the right direction.