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IMG_0345ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

If you would like more information about locating your business in Fitchburg you can contact our City’s Economic Development Director, Michael Zimmerman or the Chamber’s Executive Director, Angela Kinderman. We want to work with you!

Fitchburg is home to over 750 businesses ranging from small businesses to international companies. Fitchburg fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and a supportive environment for you company and your employees.

For more information on the City of Fitchburg’s Economic Development, please visit fitchburgwi.gov

A City in Motion is the City of Fitchburg’s current economic development strategy and 10-20 year vision. Read “A City in Motion” here.

Check out Fitchburg’s current development projects here


HatcheryHill-1FITCHBURG FACTS

As a neighbor to and integral part of Wisconsin’s vibrant capital city (Madison), with close proximity to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the City of Fitchburg is a progressive, friendly and thriving community.

 

 

  • Centrally-located, 10 minutes from the State Capitol, University of Wisconsin-Madison, east or west sides of Madison, easy access to State Highways 12/14/18/151, County Highways D, PD, M, MM & Interstate Highways 39/90/94
  • Growing population – 25,260 (Jan. 1, 2010); avg. growth 2.1% per year; second largest city in Dane County
  • Low Municipal Property Tax Rate — Ranked 154th out of 190 cities according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance for one of the lowest rates
  • Home to Fitchburg Center, Fitchburg Technology Campus and Uptown; Fitchburg has thriving retail, residential and urban centers
  • Part of the Capital Region Tech Zone
  • $87 million of total construction value in 2015, including new buildings, alterations/additions and repairs/maintenance
  • Aa2 bond rating and an almost $1.5 billion tax base
  • Over 750 businesses are located within the City of Fitchburg, home to many of the Top 100 Businesses in Dane County as ranked by InBusiness magazine
  • Tax Increment Finance District
  • Large Sites (10 acres +) Available for DevelopmentFitchburg_WI_Silver. Award
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Faraday Business Incubator Center
  • Updated Land Use Plan with targeted Urban Service Area
  • Rail Access
  • Fitchburg is the proud recipient of the Bicycle Friendly Community award, a national award program offered by the

League of American Bicyclists. Fitchburg is now one of eight communities in Wisconsin to hold

this prestigious designation. The League also has a Bicycle Friendly Business program, a free program that provides a plethora of marketing opportunities for your business. Click here to learn more.

  • In 2012, Fitchburg was designated as a “Certified in Wisconsin” development site for the Fitchburg Technology Campus (Nobel Drive) by Deloitte Consulting and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

FITCHBURG’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Fitchburg has a growing economy with major employers in various fields such as agriculture, bio-science, information technology, medical instrumentation and advanced manufacturing. For a complete list of Fitchburg’s major employers, click here.


CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce is proud to be one of the issuing agencies to officially certify Certificates of Origins to several of our manufacturing companies that export their products out of the country. If you need this service, please contact our office at 608-288-8284, we are happy to help.


 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

4th Annual Kickin’ It For Kids

Mark Your Calendars!! August 19th is the 4th Annual “Kickin’ It For Kids” Charity Kickball Tournament at McGaw Park in Fitchburg. The tournament will begin at 10:00 am. Throughout the day, local businesses will compete in a double elimination tournament. The event will open up to the public beginning at 1:00 pm. At 1:00 pm the First Responder vehicles arrive. Included in […]

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