Located along the banks of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago in east central Wisconsin lies a cluster of dynamic communities known collectively as "The Fox Cities." With a population of more than 220,000, the Fox Cities area is one of the largest and fastest growing urban centers in Wisconsin. The Fox Cities area is comprised of 18 municipalities-the largest of which is the city of Appleton. The population of the three-county Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is nearly 380,000.
Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) is a business attraction organization comprised of the municipalities, organizations and utilities interested in the economic growth of the Fox Cities area. Its mission, along with that of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is to foster the Fox Cities' economic development by creating and implementing marketing programs that promote the area as an attractive location for business and industry.