Economic Development

Major Industries

Marshfield is a dynamic community in north central Wisconsin.  Our economy is anchored by diverse, and often interrelated industries.  Advanced clinical care and related research are key elements, as two renowned medical systems- Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Saint Joseph’s Health Care- share a campus here.  Our surrounding countryside supports agriculture, dairy and bio-based businesses, while our research organizations further the progress of these industries.  We are further characterized by advanced manufacturing with a strong cluster of stainless steel/fabrication, and as a major logistics and transportation hub for the Upper Midwest.  We value tradition, quality of life and safeguarding our future.  Because we know how to enjoy life and we have so many businesses and organizations engaged in highly sophisticated activities that serve the betterment of life, we say that our specialty is “Life. Science.”


The Marshfield Medical campus features two nationally prominent medical systems- Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care- and serves as a regional center for advanced specialty and trauma care.  Representing the northern point of the state’s famed “Medical Research Triangle” which also includes Madison and Milwaukee, Marshfield is a center for advancement in clinical and biological research at the national level. Click here to learn more.

Advanced Manufacturing

Numerous advanced manufacturing companies are based in Marshfield, most notably in custom metal work and fabricating to support a variety of industries including medical, food, dairy and renewable energy.

Metal and Machinery Manufacturing Industry Cluster Profile

Agricultural and Bio-Based

Marshfield’s surrounding countryside serves as a rich resource for research, development and application of advances in the agricultural, dairy, livestock and alternative energy industries.


Marshfield, known as “The City in the Center” is a remarkably connected center for transportation and logistics, with ready access to key markets via major travel arteries and as the Upper Midwest’s main rail hub.