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Marinette, Wis., and Menominee, Mich., are "twin" cities located at the mouth of the Menominee River. Both cities grew during the late 19th century when lumber mills dotted the shoreline and thousands of lumberjacks found work in the camps to the north.

Today the cities, along with nearby Peshtigo, Wis., form a tri city area. While each city retains its own identity, people often live in one and work in another.

Work Life

The Marinette-Menominee area is home to a variety of businesses that manufacture ships, auto parts, helicopters, airplane seats, paper products, fire extinguishers and much more. Our companies range from sprawling plants owned by large corporations to small, privately-held businesses. We are a regional health-care center, and we are home to a two-year campus of the University of Wisconsin System and of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Our schools and businesses work together with the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce to build a stronger community and a healthy business climate.

Resources to get you started:

Job Center of Wisconsin
Regional Guide 

Home Life

Life in the Marinette Menominee area offers you a choice between charming older neighborhoods and newer subdivisions, downtown apartments and bayside condominiums. You can enjoy life in a tidy ranch, a cozy Craftsman bungalow, or a larger family home. We have many stunning Victorian homes, too, often on tree-lined streets with shoreline views. Housing costs in our area are still within reach.

Our neighborhoods are safe and friendly; people still sit on their porches here and take walks on summer evenings. Move in and you are likely to find the neighbors will quickly come over to introduce themselves. Most neighborhoods include at least one park.

Broadway Real Estate
Coldwell Banker 
Place Perfect
State Wide Real Estate 


School districts on both sides of the river are staffed by dedicated educators who provide a quality education to prepare children for the future. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and UW-Marinette are partners in many endeavors, include chamber-initiated programs that enhance classroom efforts. We also have three parochial schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and Trinity Lutheran School in Marinette, and Catholic Central Elementary School in Menominee.

Resources to get you started:

Marinette School District 
Menominee Area Public Schools 
St.John Paul II Catholic Academy
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Trinity Lutheran

Health Care

The Marinette Menominee area is a regional healthcare center, with much of the area's healthcare clustered near Bay Area Medical Center, a 99-bed general acute care hospital located in Marinette. BAMC is ranked among the top five percent of hospitals in the United States for clinical excellence by HealthGrades.

Aurora HealthCare
Bay Area Medical Center
Bellin Northreach Healthcare
Molina HealthCare
Prevea Health Services

Arts & Entertainment

The Marinette Menominee area claims a celebrated campus-community theatrical group, Theatre on the Bay, based at UW-Marinette since 1967. The Menominee Area Arts Council sponsors arts-related events throughout the year. Art for All, Menominee's juried art show, is held each June. Wild Rice Concerts are offered year round in private homes and the chamber coordinates summer outdoor concert series on each side of the river.

A community drumming group performs warm-weather Saturday afternoons at Red Arrow Park in Marinette, and we have two area dance studios that offer frequent recitals. A regional concert band offers at least two concerts a year in our area and every fall, the Milwaukee Symphony performs in Menominee.

Resources to get you started:

Menominee Opera House 
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 
River Cities Concerts
Theatre on the Bay 
Wild Rice Concerts 


Both cities have active recreation departments that host everything from ice-skating parties to concerts at the libraries. Historic Spies Field, a WPS project renovated five years ago, is Menominee's mult-purpose outdoor recreation center while Marinette's Higley Field has served area families for generations. Youth sports teams abound, and everyone cheers on local high-school teams.

City of Marinette
City of Menominee 


Marinette County is the Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin. Marinette County provides hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV trails,waterfalls and self-guided tours,hiking & walking trails, camping, museums, and rustic backroads for exploration.

Learn more about Marinette County click here

Menominee County offers Highway M-35, part of the Upper Peninsula's Hidden Coast, 64 miles of water and wilderness.

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