Our City, Our County, Our State

What does keeping Green Bay Packaging here mean for us?

What would it mean for the State of Wisconsin, and specifically Brown County and the City of Green Bay, if the new Green Bay Packaging mill would remain located in Green Bay compared to moving to a new state?

The company’s proposed new mill would not only add jobs directly at Green Bay Packaging, but the $500 million investment would positively impact over 700 suppliers of GBP within Brown County.

Building a new mill at Green Bay Packaging’s Green Bay location would require an additional 1,000 construction jobs right here in Brown County. These are primarily good paying, skilled-labor jobs.That will amount to roughly 1.5 million man-hours of good paying, skilled labor jobs.

Green Bay Packaging also believes this $500 million investment will result in a 50+% increase in the company’s commerce out of the new facility. This means more trucks will be needed to transport the company’s products and raw materials. Transportation is a vital industry to Wisconsin’s economic standing. Healthy paper, construction, and transportation industries results in a healthy Wisconsin economy.

A final economic impact that this new mill would have on Northeast Wisconsin is the retention of the Kress family. Since Green Bay Packaging was founded in 1933 by George Kress, the Kress family has remained committed to the betterment of our community. Over the last 80 years, the Kress family has generously donated millions of dollars to local charities and organizations. The Kress family has every intention of continuing their tradition of generosity should Green Bay Packaging continue to grow and thrive right here in Green Bay.