About Green Bay, Wisconsin
The City of Green Bay (metro population of about 250,000) has a rich history of entrepreneurs who have originated Fortune- and Forbes-500-caliber businesses, and a can-do spirit famously exemplified by NFL football, the publicly owned Packers franchise and the acclaimed renovated historic Lambeau Field. The city, Wisconsin’s third largest, boasts well-tended parks, historic neighborhoods and a growing arts-minded community. A vibrant, redeveloped downtown, thriving riverfront area and an active and engaged citizenry make Green Bay a place of recreational and civic opportunity. Green Bay is both a gateway to some of the Midwest’s favorite vacation and outdoor destinations — Door County and Wisconsin’s Northwoods — and the region’s trade, transportation and cultural heart. Healthcare, insurance, and tourism have been growth sectors for a local economy that also benefits from papermaking and converting, manufacturing and food processing. The transition of the New North region to a Knowledge Age economy is creating opportunities for UW-Green Bay grads, approximately 60 percent of whom are first-generation college students, about three-quarters from the local area. With close proximity to several tribal nations, growing influence among African American, Hmong and Spanish speaking citizens, and city school district enrollment at about 45 percent persons of color, cultural diversity is another source of strength and opportunity.
NEW North (Northeast Wisconsin Region)
NEW ERA (Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance)