Fitchburg 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.

Fitchburg Facts

  • 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)


Kids Building Wisconsin

Welcome builders! Kids Building Wisconsin is hosting their third annual event at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg on May 13, from 9am-4pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Kids Building Wisconsin is here to inspire and encourage kids’ interest in construction. The event will have big construction equipment, food, fun visitors, and lots of chances […]

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