Advanced manufacturing including machinery and metal manufacturing is a substantial portion of the Fond du Lac region's economy. Another important sector is the advanced materials industry which includes, coatings, ceramic materials, plastic polymers, metal alloys, biological materials and composites. The region also has strong printing and paper industries. Educational and healthcare are also integral parts of the economy.
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is home to Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, and is one of the world's largest makers of outboard motors. Charter Communications has a regional call center and an operations base in Fond du Lac. AC Nielsen, a division of the Nielsen Company, also has a facility in the city.
In Fond du Lack, Wisconsin the top fields of employment are healthcare, machinery, construction, metal and metal products, educational services, accommodation and food services and the government. Management, professional and related occupations (24% of the workforce). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (24% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (23% of the labor force).
Details about Fond du Lac, Wisconsin: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 19%. Average salary in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100).
The top private employers in the Fond du Lac area:
- Mercury Marine (division of Brunswick Corporation) - Marine propulsion Mfg
- Agnesian Health Care Inc General Medical/Surgical
- Alliance Laundry Systems - Commercial laundry machines
- J.F. Ahern - Plumbing/HVAC
- Charter Communications Holding Company LLC - Cable/other program Dist
- Saputo Cheese USA Inc - Cheese manufacturing
- Giddings and Lewis Machine Tools LLC - Machine tool manufacturing
- Ripon Printers Comm - Lithographic printing
- Marian University - Education
- Pick'N Save Supermarket - Grocery
- Society Insurance - Insurance
- Ripon Foods Inc - Cookie and cracker Mfg
- Brenner Tank LLC - Metal tank manufacturing
- Wellpoint Companies (Anthem BCBS) Direct health & medical insurance
- Aurora Medical Physician Offices
- Fond du Lac Lutheran Home Inc - Nursing care facilities
- CD Smith Construction Inc - Commercial buildings construction
- Mid-States Aluminum Corp - Aluminum prod. mfg
- Wells Manufacturing Corporation - Motor vehicle electric equip
- Baker Cheese Factory, Inc - Cheese manufacturing
Associations providing assistance to local companies include:
- Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
- Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation
- Wisconsin Economic Development Association
- Wisconsin Technology Council
- Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
- Small Business Administration - Wisconsin
Information regarding Fond du Lac business and industry is provided by the Fond du Lac Reporter.