Mercury Marine Receives Economic Impact Award From WMC

Envision Greater Fond du Lac has announced that Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has received the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Concentrated Economic Impact Award for the company’s $5B annual economic impact on the greater Fond du Lac community. The award was presented to Mercury Marine President Chris Drees at WMC’s annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards, held May 19 in Milwaukee.

“We are honored to receive this award from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and proud of the impact that we have had on Fond du Lac and the state of Wisconsin,” Drees said. “Thanks to the support of our community, its leaders and leaders across the state, we have been able to continue to grow and that growth has had a very positive impact.” 

A 2021 study released by Envision Greater Fond du Lac reported that the company’s overall annual economic impact in the community surrounding its global headquarters surpasses $5 billion. Additionally, Mercury has a total job impact of more than 11,000 jobs in the Fond du Lac community, meaning that each job at Mercury Marine supports an additional two full-time positions in Fond du Lac County. 

Mercury today employs more than 4,300 employees in Wisconsin, representing the majority of its global workforce of 7,800 and the most workers Mercury has ever had in its home state. With more expansion and hiring underway, the company is demonstrating sustained growth and its deep commitment to Wisconsin.