Brown County

About Brown County, WI.

Welcome! Brown County, with a population of 245,000, is the fourth largest county in Wisconsin. We offer a locale that is rich in history, industry, agriculture, entertainment, and much more. Find out what Brown County, Wisconsin, has to offer you!


Brown County has an excellent agricultural production area and agribusiness remains of tremendous importance to the community. Dairying is the largest income generator, although canning, cash crops, and other livestock also contribute substantially to the income of this area.

County Courthouse

In 1992, Brown County completed a ten million dollar project to restore and refurbish its courthouse. At the time of its original dedication in 1911, the newly built courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin was described by the newspapers as being “unsurpassed in the State”.


Brown County offers higher education opportunities at three major institutions: The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College.


Brown County is composed of 13 townships, nine villages and two cities, of which Green Bay is the largest. It is one of the most progressive and rapidly growing cities in Wisconsin, while still retaining some of the most beautiful and charming residential suburbs. The largest employer in Brown County is the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin: Business/Development Corp. Our community is also home to two of the largest insurance companies in the state of Wisconsin.

The principal industry of Green Bay is that of paper-making. The city has four large paper mills, three pulp mills and four paper-converting companies. These mills specialize in tissue papers, such as toilet paper, towels, napkins and tablecloths, along with wrapping and printing papers,  as well as chipboard for the manufacture of boxes.  All of these are used throughout the nation.

Green Bay is the largest cheese processing, concentrating and shipping center in the U.S.

Green Bay is home base for one of the nation’s most recognized environmental quality paper converters and recycling companies. In fact, the recycling industry is fast becoming a sizable economic force in new jobs: paper, plastics, and wood products are all being recycled/processed locally.

Brown County is also the home of an internationally recognized manufacturer of custom log homes.

Other important industries located here within include furniture factories, automobile parts plants, cold storage plants, dairy products plants, fisheries, meat processing plants, machinery production facilities, and transportation and national communications centers.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay holds the distinction for being nicknamed “Titletown, U.S.A.” due to their domination of professional football throughout the 1960s. Packers football has been synonymous with leadership, talent, and winning, thanks to the likes of Lombardi, Starr, Taylor, Davis, Nitschke, and numerous others who are now enshrined in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. The Green Bay Packers have captured the National Football League Championship on thirteen occasions including the first two Super Bowls.

League Championships

1929, 1930, 1931 (League Champions)
1936 Green Bay — 21; Boston — 6
1939 Green Bay — 27; New York Giants — 0
1944 Green Bay — 14; New York Giants — 7
1961 Green Bay — 37; New York Giants — 0
1962 Green Bay — 16; New York Giants — 7
1965 Green Bay — 23; Cleveland — 12
1966 Green Bay — 35; Kansas City — 10 (Super Bowl I)
1967 Green Bay — 33; Oakland — 14 (Super Bowl II)
1996 Green Bay — 35; New England — 21 (Super Bowl XXXI)
2010 Green Bay — 31; Pittsburgh — 25 (Super Bowl XLV)

Tourism & Recreation

Brown County boasts numerous tourism attractions which include: Heritage Hill State Park, the N.E.W. Zoo,

The National Railroad Museum, the Packer Football Hall of Fame, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Green Bay Community Theatre, the Neville Public Museum,

Hazelwood Historical House Museum, and others too numerous to mention. Brown County also operates an 18-hole Golf Course, rated one of the best in Wisconsin!

The Fox River is once again becoming a major attraction for water sports, sport fishing and walleye hatchery. Much of the success is due to the improvement of the water’s quality and waterfront development/planning.


The Green Bay area is the transportation hub of Northeastern Wisconsin. Our highway system has the only complete beltline in Wisconsin.

Together with rail and port facilities, there is excellent cargo service provided by Wisconsin Central.

Many trucking firms haul cargo out of Green Bay, with some of the nations largest having headquarters or terminals located within our boundaries.

Brown County has one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes, and the Port of Green Bay is an international port for domestic and foreign trade. Ocean vessels also call at the Port of Green Bay on a regular basis. The marine tonnage entering the harbor has annually averaged more than 143 ships and 1,637,776 tons.

Austin Straubel International Airport is owned by Brown County and was named in honor of Lt. Col. Austin Straubel, a Green Bay native, killed in action while serving in the U.S. Air Corps in the South Pacific in 1942. Austin Straubel International Airport is the third largest airport in the State of Wisconsin and has title to 1,500 acres.

Brown County, WI