Business Climate

Oshkosh is the perfect place for businesses to call home. With an impressive portfolio of top employers, Oshkosh has the resources that businesses and entrepreneurs need to reach their goals and find success.

Top Employers

Company Industry # of Employees
Oshkosh Corporation Specialized trucks  2,800
Bemis (all Oshkosh locations) Packaging tape/plastic film  2,300
UW Oshkosh Education  1,327
Oshkosh Area School District Education  1,290
US Bank (all Oshkosh locations) Financial institution  1,144
Winnebago County Government  1,018
Aurora Medical Center & Aurora Medical Group Health care  870
4imprint Advertising specialties  729
Winnebago Mental Health Institute Health care  702
Affinity – Mercy Medical Center Health care  688
Silver Star Brands Mail order distribution  650
City of Oshkosh Government  569
Clarity Care Health care  569
Oshkosh Correctional Institution Corrections  502
Hoffmaster Group Paper specialties  444
Walmart Super Center Department stores  318
Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh Assisted living  279
Muza Metal Products Metal fabrication  265
Lapham-Hickey Steel Steel products  256
CESA 6 Education  200
Oshkosh Community YMCA Human service organization  200
UPS Transportation  200
Employee counts listed are the number of full-time equivalent employees reported by each organization for the Oshkosh area. Local Area Unemployment Statistics – April 2016. 

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Major highways, waterways and rail service surround the city. Other transportation services are well within reach.

  1. Highways running through and to Oshkosh include Interstate 41, U.S. Highway 45 and State Highways 21, 26, 44, 76 and 91.
  2. Oshkosh is surrounded by major waterways, including the Fox and Wolf rivers and the Lake Winnebago system.
  3. Rail service is provided by Wisconsin Southern and Canadian National.
  4. Oshkosh is served by the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and the Appleton International Airport, which is located less than 30 minutes away in Appleton, Wisconsin. General Mitchell International Airport is 80 miles away in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  5. Two major ports are within 100 miles, Green Bay at 50 miles to the north and Milwaukee at 80 miles to the south.
  6. Bus service is available with a Greyhound terminal in Oshkosh. Public bus service is also available with the Oshkosh GO Transit System.
  7. Transload site located in the Southwest Industrial Park will be one of three in the state and is operated by WI Southern Railroad.

Oshkosh in the Rankings

Oshkosh ranks #3 in ZipRecruiter’s Top 10 Cities for Finding a Job in 2018.

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Oshkosh-Neenah MSA ranked as 9th Best Place to Work in Manufacturing.

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Oshkosh ranks as 8th Best City for Working Parents.

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Oshkosh ranked as 9th Best City for Millennial Home Buyers.

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Oshkosh ranked #18 in GoodCall®’s Overlooked Dream Cities list.

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Oshkosh among top college grad cities. 

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