Grant County WI

Grant County WI
Grant County
Economic Development
Ron Brisbois, Director
1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore WI 53809
608-822-3501
gcedc@grantcounty.org
www.grantcounty.org/
 
Grant County WI Business
Assistance Contacts

Grant County has extensive economic development resources for manufacturing companies and the agriculture industry. Residents and tourists alike enjoy our excellent communities and natural topography. Welcome to Grant County Wisconsin!

Major cities in the county include Platteville, home of University of Wisconsin – Platteville; Lancaster, the county seat; Fennimore, home of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College; Boscobel; Potosi, home of the National Brewery Museum; and Cuba City. The county has a total population of over 51,000. Here is more demographic information.

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Manufacturing

Grant County, Wisconsin, offers excellent economic development opportunities for new businesses, business expansion projects, and businesses looking to relocate in southwest Wisconsin.

Manufacturing business incentives in Grant County include:

  • modern industrial parks
  • financial incentives
  • excellent workforce
  • broadband network
  • energy resources
  • transportation infrastructure including major highways, railroads and river traffic

Fennimore Industrial Park
Service companies supporting the manufacturing industry include architects, engineering firms, construction contractors, industrial electricians, and industrial HVAC professionals.

Grant County is home to eight dairy manufacturing plants, processing dairy products for consumers and accounting for approximately $292 million in business sales. Ray-O-Vac batteries, Esterline aviation software engineering, Milprint custom flexible packaging, Curwood package printing, Nu-Pak food packaging, Skyline manufactured homes, livestock feed producers, machining companies and plastics manufacturing companies are all located in Grant County.

For more information about Economic Development and Business Resources in Grant County, contact Ron Brisbois, Director of Economic Development, 1-866-472-6894 or 608-822-3501, or visit the Grant County Economic Development website.

Agriculture

Agriculture provides 25% of the jobs in Grant County and generates $985 million in business sales. Farmers own and manage 83% of the county’s land, using a variety of conservation practices to protect the environment and provide habitat for wildlife.

Grant County dairyA statewide leader in agriculture, Grant County ranks

  • first in the state in the value of cattle and calves
  • first in swine production
  • first in sheep and goats
  • first in alfalfa hay
  • second in overall value of agricultural products sold
  • third in acres planted to forage
  • third in acres planted to corn for grain and silage
  • fourth in soybean production
  • seventh in dairy production

Grant County also ranks in the top 10 in woodland acreage, which supports an extensive lumber industry. The diverse horticulture industry, including Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, and landscaping businesses, creates many additional full-time and seasonal jobs.

*Source: 2011 Grant County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact

Tourism

Grant County offers recreation activities, special events and tourism opportunities for people of all ages in every season of the year.

  • Fishing on the Mississippi River, Wisconsin River and area trout streams
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  • Boating, canoeing, kayaking on the rivers and streams
  • Hunting for deer, turkey, wild game, ducks and waterfowl
  • Hiking and biking on numerous county and state trails
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  • Snowmobiling on network of county and state trails
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing
  • State and county parks
  • Historic sites and museums
  • Arts and crafts fairs
  • Stonefield Village Reenactment
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  • County and local fairs
  • Fall color tours
  • Community celebrations

The scenic bluffs, beautiful river valleys, winding roads, diverse crops and picturesque farms create a remarkable landscape. We invite you to come for a visit and stay for awhile!

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Featured Company

AVISTA is a software development and systems engineering company that provides the industrial giants worldwide with the very best technology and services.

Located in Platteville, the world’s leading aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial bodies count on AVISTA to provide them with safety-critical and mission-critical computer systems and programs. With a client list that includes Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and General Electric, the 150+ employees at AVISTA ensure the safety and jobs of thousands across the country and around the world.

In 2003, AVISTA joined Esterline Technologies. Esterline is a manufacturer specializing in aerospace and defense. They acquired AVISTA as their center for software and systems because AVISTA is the best at what they do, with 98% of their engineers holding degrees in computer science, software engineering, and related fields. This includes Steve Ungs, who has been the vice president and general manger of AVISTA since 2013.

As one of the highest rated software companies in the United States, AVISTA has earned commendations from the Software Engineering Institute, made contributions to the medical community by producing innovations in technology, and is active in developing programs for the US military.

More information on AVISTA can be found at www.Esterline.com.

Tourism Videos

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