Have you ever wondered what living in "The Toilet Paper Capital of the World" would be like? This is exactly what the small Wisconsin city of Green Bay is sometimes called, so expats living in Green Bay have at least one story to tell before they even arrive. Despite being quite small at 100,000 people, the city is the largest in an urbanized area known as the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a total population of over 300,000 people. This means that while expats in Green Bay will be able to enjoy the space and community feel of a smaller city, they have the amenities of a larger urban region to enjoy as well. Green Bay has a number of sights to see, including Heritage Hill, a picturesque park, the Lambeau Field stadium, home to the local Green Bay Packers, and the city's grand courthouse. The National Railroad Museum is also especially worth a visit.
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Expatriates moving to Green Bay will quickly find out that this is a city designed around the great American automobile, and this means that there is little in the way of public transport to the city. The center does have a transport network, though, in the form of the Green Bay Metro, and the nearby Austin Straubel International Airport gives expats moving to Green Bay an ideal link to large hub airports such as Chicago's O'Hare. As an expatriate in Green Bay you can get plenty of information on expatriation in general in our online Expat Magazine, on the InterNations website. We cover topics ranging from moving abroad with your family to culture shock and international pension planning. For a more 'bird's eye' view of expatriation, we also have a collection of articles written by InterNations members on their own experiences of expatriation. These often contain great hints and tips that will help expats moving to Green Bay to get the most out of their new host city.
Considering the city's self-declared interest in toilet paper, it should come as no surprise to expatriates working in Green Bay that there is a strong paper making industry here. There are also a number of meat plants in the city, as well as a port – locally called 'the Bay of Green Bay' to circumvent the rather peculiar sounding 'Green Bay Bay' – and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Expats working in Green Bay should find the climate pleasant and the after-work city life lively and varied. Getting in touch with other expatriates in Green Bay is easily done via the forums, discussion groups and private communications on the InterNations website, which are an easy and popular way for expats to organize meet-ups, get the latest local information and generally socialize with other global minds.