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)


Concerts at McKee – It’s a Party in the Park!

The Concerts at McKee is one of Fitchburg’s premier outdoor summer events. Be sure to mark your calendar for June 19, July 17 & August 21, 2017 for these lively parties in the park! Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine or have dinner at one of our many food carts and brew carts […]

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