South central Wisconsin is a great place to do business. And there’s no better location than Greater Jefferson County. Safe, family-oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland, the area offers the best of Wisconsin living and a business-friendly infrastructure that includes high capacity utilities, great access to transportation, a lower cost of doing business and numerous tax and business incentives at the state and local level.
Abundant transportation options and close access to a large customer and supplier base
Our region offers an ideal location. A population of nearly 75,000,000 is reachable within a 500 mile radius. We have available industrial sites near state and interstate highways, allowing easy access to major metropolitan markets.
Located midway between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul on the Midwest’s High-Tech IQ corridor, Jefferson County sits between Dane and Waukesha, two of the wealthiest counties in the state, with Interstate 94 and WI Highway 26 running through it.
Greater Jefferson County offers easy access to Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison and Minneapolis/St. Paul, at a cost significantly less than any one of those cities. Cut your costs and improve your reach in our region.
Greater Jefferson County is served by Class I rail from Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific Railroads, and by Class II rail from Wisconsin & Southern. Specialty Ingredients, a local Watertown business, also operates a transloading facility. See the Wisconsin Railroads and Harbors map under Links & Downloads below.
Daily direct domestic and international flights are available 39 miles away at Dane County Regional Airport, 47 miles away at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport, and 130 miles away in Chicago at O’Hare International Airport.
Other area regional airports include:
- Watertown Municipal Airport (RYV)
- Fort Atkinson Municipal (61C)
- Palmyra Municipal Airport (88C)
- Dodge County Airport (UNU)
See a complete list of airports under Links & Downloads below.
Water transportation is available from the Ports of Milwaukee, 50 miles away and the Port of Chicago, 135 miles away (using Watertown as starting point). With easy access to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, manufacturers gain access to International markets.
Water and Wastewater
Businesses in Greater Jefferson County benefit from abundant municipal water and existing wastewater infrastructure.
Electricity and Natural Gas
Service providers in Greater Jefferson County include WE Energies, Alliant Energy and municipal electric utilities in some communities. Service maps are available under the Downloads and Links sections below.
FCC data indicates that 85.5% of Jefferson County has broadband access to the internet, with download speeds exceeding 25 megabits per second, and upload speeds exceeding 3 megabits per second. View the interactive Wisconsin Broadband Map under Links below to learn more about providers.
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