Economic Development

With a vibrant workforce, and established companies such as 3M, Cabela’s Distribution Center, and Universal Forest Products, Prairie du Chien is a great location to relocate or open a business. City staff, along with our partners at the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and Driftless Development Incorporated, are here to help you with all phases of economic development. Prairie du Chien is open for business and ready to sit down and discuss your plans and dreams.

  Alliant Energy Economic and Community Development

As a leader in economic and community development, Alliant Energy is proud to partner with the communities they serve to help them reach their economic potential. Since 1994, Alliant Energy has participated in 464 new business or expansion projects, with 41,564 new or retained at risk jobs. Find out how Alliant Energy can make your relocation or expansion a success.
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  Crawford County UW-Extension (Economic Development)

Crawford County is a great place for business! Centrally located at the heart of the driftless region of southwest Wisconsin between Dubuque Iowa and Madison, Wisconsin, Crawford County offers a variety of opportunities for industrial development within minutes of the Midwest’s most spectacular scenic areas and educational hubs.

  Driftless Development INC

There are few places on earth where making a living merges with making a life. The Driftless area is one of them. More than a place on a map, the Driftless area is a place like no other. Inspiring rivers, stunning topography, intriguing history, and welcoming communities converge to make life worth living.
At the heart of the Driftless area lies Crawford County, with towering bluffs, secluded river valleys, and a people as rugged as the landscape. Driftless Development invites you to explore this captivating region and the resources available to you and your business on these pages. We invite you to come to work – to grow your business and to achieve your goals – and to live in this extraordinary place.
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  Driftless Wisconsin

At the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area are Crawford County and Vernon County, defined to their west by the Mississippi River and by the Kickapoo Valley which runs through each. You can shop for art, antiques, handmade furniture, artisanal cheeses, or locally-grown foods. Whether for a weekend, a week, or longer, you’ll enjoy your stay in Driftless Wisconsin.
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  Madison Gas and Electric

As a community energy company, MGE is committed to healthy growth and a healthy economy. We partner with business, education and government leaders to ensure well-planned economic growth in our service area. As a result, residents benefit from good-paying jobs, a strong tax base and an exceptional quality of life. Our experienced economic development staff helps businesses get started, stay competitive and grow. We can help you.
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  Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce

You will discover the information regarding our Chamber of Commerce organization and its many facets, as you explore sections of the Chamber portion of our website. Read our mission and vision statements. Learn about the many benefits of Chamber membership, as well as, how to join. Become familiar with our Board of Directors and view a complete listing of Chamber members by category.

  Prairie du Chien Planning and Zoning Department

The Planning, Zoning, & Building Department is responsible for the future plans of the City including the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Department also enforces the Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, and the Subdivision Ordinance. Before you build, it is always a good idea to contact the Department to check on requirements.