Workforce Development Area Directory

WDA 4 - Fox Valley

Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties

Board Web Directory:

Fox Valley Workforce Development Board

Labor Market Economist:

Ryan Long

email or call (920) 448-5268

Ryan Long is the Labor Market Economist of the Bay Area and Fox Valley regions for the Office of Economic Advisors. He is from Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2017 with a B.A. cum laude in Economics. Ryan has been working with the OEA since September of 2017. He looks forward to serving northeast Wisconsin.

Description

The Fox Valley region is composed of six counties in the East Central area of Wisconsin: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties. One of the counties (Calumet) resides in the Appleton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Fond du Lac and Oshkosh - Neenah MSA's are also included in the WDA. The MSA portion of the region accounts for 78 percent of the region's labor force and employment, and consistently records levels of unemployment lower than both the state and national rates. With employment in excess of 7,500 individuals, transportation equipment manufacturing is the largest industrial sector in this area with the majority of these jobs located in the Fox Cities portion of the region.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Wisconsin's Fox Valley WDA has 3,160 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 129 people per square mile. From 1970 to 2010, WDA 4's population grew by 32.8%.

WDA 4 has a total of 224* K-12 public schools. There are 15 post-secondary schools, including 8 Wisconsin Technical College Campuses.
In 2011, manufacturing was the largest of the 11 major industrial sectors within WDA 4 with an average annual wage of $52,277. ** Per capita income grew by 31.9% between 2000 and 2010.***

* Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
** Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Labor Market Information Section, WI DWD
*** United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce

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Regional Information

County Profiles

Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

File Name File Type File Size Description
Long Term: 2014-2024 Occupational Projections - WDA Excel 1,136 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2014-2024 Industry Employment Projections - WDA Excel 48.8 KB Regional Industry Employment Projections

State Information

Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

File Name File Type File Size Description
Short Term: 2017-2019 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 38 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 41 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Short Term: 2017-2019 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 135 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 141 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
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