Counties: Richland • Lafayette • Green • Grant • Crawford
Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin is the region’s economic development organization, with a focus on business recruitment and retention for both small businesses and large industrial corporations. The organization’s mission is to foster stronger economic development and greater quality of life in southwest Wisconsin through advanced manufacturing business services, progressive agriculture services and increased tourism.
Fennimore, WI 53809
President: Ron Brisbois
Top industries: Manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, healthcare
Notable businesses: 3M, Rayovac, S&S Cycle, Bemis, Rockwell Automation
Colleges and universities (4): UW-Platteville, UW-Richland Center, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College – Fennimore, Blackhawk Technical College
Major transport hubs: Mississippi River barge access w/direct rail service; 45 minutes from the Rockford RFD, a Top 25 U.S. Cargo Airport and U.S. Customs Port of Entry