Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence

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The WMCOE incubator consists of 23,795 square feet with a mixture of office and flexible manufacturing space.

What is a business incubator?

Business incubators are facilities that provide shared resources for young businesses, such as office space, consultants, and personnel.  They may also provide access to financing and technical support.  
For new businesses, these services provide a more protected environment in which to grow before they become self-sustaining. The ultimate goal of any business incubator is to produce viable businesses, called "graduates" of the incubator. From INC.com 

The Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence (WMCOE) business incubator is owned by the Marinette County Association for Business & Industry and operated by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). Its primary goal is to assist small businesses to become sustainable, successful companies and employers in the community. Providing industry related growth and quality of life opportunities for Marinette County businesses and residents. 

A successful tenant of the incubator will graduate into their own facility in approximately three years.

Our Tenants

The WMCOE currently has one anchor tenant, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and three incubator tenants, Strom Worldwide, West Ventures LLC and CTB LLC. 

Strom Worldwide

Strom provides a variety of workforce solutions through recruiting, selecting, deploying, and managing workers. Using a nationwide recruiting network and the latest advanced resume management system, the result is a steady stream of candidates with the expertise sought by industry professionals.

If you are an employer or a job seeker, please feel free to contact Ashley Young at ayoung@stromworldwide or by calling 715-280-1500.

West Ventures LLC

West Ventures LLC specializes in accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses and not-for-profits. As a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor they provide company set-up, training and ongoing support. 

Contact Robin Kinzer West at robin@west-ventures.com or 715-923-4427 for more information.

West Ventures LLC

West Ventures LLC


CTB LLC manufactures metal parts to customer specifications using a centerless grinder. To learn more, contact Mike Bergfelt at mike@ctbmfg.com or 715-587-2699.

Our Partners

WMCOE and MCABI also work with and recommend the following organizations. 

Please visit our Business Assistance page for more information.