Marathon County is centrally located, within hours of major urban centers and has ample resources.


We’re connected — by ground, air and rail. And that means your business is connected.

Crossroads of highways US-29 and I-39 — connecting Marathon County to Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis

Canadian National Rail

Canadian National rail lines provide national and international access to goods, people and services

View the State of Wisconsin Railroads and Harbors map

Central Wisconsin Airport

Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is a regional airport located in Mosinee, Wisconsin.  The airport is owned by Marathon and Portage Counties and is governed by the Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board.  CWA currently connects passengers to the world through three airlines: Delta, United and American.  Delta Air Lines provides flights daily to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit.  Both United and American Airlines provide flights daily to Chicago O’Hare.  Delta switched to all jet service at CWA in September 2011, meaning there is now all jet service to and from the airport.  CWA first opened in 1969 with 39,000 departing passengers.  In 2010, CWA had more than 160,000 departing passengers.  A convenient location, courteous staff, free short-term parking and affordable airfares are just some of the reasons people continue to Fly CWA First.


Numerous voice and data providers, with broadband and 4G wireless.

  • Cable TV services provided by Dish Network, Directv and Charter.
  • Business and household telephone and Internet service provided by Charter, EarthLink, Sprint, AT&T, Dish Network and Netzero.


Eight electric utility companies. WPS provides approximately 70% of the County’s services, with 2,174 miles of lines.

  • WPS provides natural gas via 897 miles of gas main, 6 gate stations and 68 regulator stations.
  • The Weston Power Plant generates electricity by using coal.
  • The county has residential and educational applications of solar, wind, biogas and ethanol, in addition to the hydro facilities.
  • Sixty retail locations in the County to purchase gasoline and diesel.


Marathon County has 16 municipal water systems, totaling 72 municipal wells, and 33 bodies of water classified as an outstanding or exceptional resource water.