Economic Development

Cottage Grove welcomes new business to the community. Located directly off I-94, the Village provides easy access to both the Madison and Milwaukee markets and beyond. The Village combines the convenience and amenities of the greater Madison area with the independence and friendliness of a small town.

Village of Cottage Grove Economic Development Guide
Economic Development Video   

Business Development Interactive Mapping

Cottage Grove offers a variety of development opportunities located throughout the Village. Start mapping to immediately explore the sites and buildings Cottage Grove has to offer. Our interactive mapping tool locates sites, offers background data on Village demographics, and quickly formats ready to print documents allowing rapid comparisons of relevant site data such as size, cost, zoning, contact info and more.

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The Village makes every effort to keep the information in the map up to date, but the map relies on secondary data. Please contact the listed broker or owner for the most current information. if you would like your site entered for consideration to be added to the interactive map, or if you would like data for your existing site to be edited, please contact Planning & Development Director Erin Ruth.

TIF Districts 

The Village is home to six active Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts.  Three (#5, #6 and #7) originated in the early 2000's, while the other three (#8, #9 and #10) were formed in 2018.  In addition to providing a funding mechanism for certain infrastructure improvements, incentives may be available for desired projects that meet the objectives for the applicable project plan.

Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote and create a positive economic, political, agricultural, educational and social environment in the Cottage Grove community and to protect the best interests of its members. Please contact Executive Director Paula Severson at cgchamber@cottagegrovechamber.com for more information, or visit the Chamber’s website.

Cottage Grove Commerce Park

The Village of Cottage Grove in partnership with Rudebusch Commercial Investments Inc. has a new website centered around the Village's Commerce Park. You may check it out at the Cottage Grove Commerce Park website.

Testimonials

“Summit Credit Union serves more than 160,000 members, most of them in Southeastern Wisconsin. So our new headquarters required a community flexible to our growing business needs and a site with exceptional visibility in our market area. That, and the Village’s flexibility in meeting our needs,made Cottage Grove a great choice for Summit.”

 - Kim Sponem, CEO/President, Summit Credit Union

“The Village of Cottage Grove, acknowledging our fast track plan, did a great job of personally working with us through the planned development review and approval process with the aim of beginning construction by February 1st 2016. Village Administrator, Matt Giese and Village Planner, Erin Ruth were invaluable in working with us through the process and were key in facilitating the Village Commission and sub-committee meetings.

Additionally, I think it is important to point out, that during our construction process the Village was very responsive to me and our Contractor, whether it was permitting, inspections or answering questions.  This eliminated any time consuming holdups. As a whole I experienced a very positive attitude toward the Development on behalf of the Village Commission, Staff and Administration going a long way toward making our project easier on behalf of the General Contractor and me as the owner.

 In the end our project was on budget and we took occupancy on time allowing our transition to go smoothly with no interruption to customers.”


- Mike Swanson, President, Atlantis Valley Foods


“The first meeting I had with the Village, I walked out into the parking lot and I thought to myself, this is where our home is going to be.”


- Murray Bishop, Manager of Exports and Logistics, Stihl


“They (Village officials) bent over backwards. They really let us know they wanted us.”

- Joe Hickey, Midwest Branch Manager, Stihl


“We’ve been able to recruit many employees from all over to work at Johnson Health Tech in Cottage Grove. Being located just outside Madison, right off the Interstate, and still close to major cities like Milwaukee and Chicago makes Cottage Grove an attractive location.”

- Becky Quick, Senior Director of Human Relations, Johnson Health Tech

“For over 80 years we at Landmark Services Cooperative have had the pleasure to call Cottage Grove home. In 2011, we chose to build our new headquarters building in Cottage Grove, as it was the ideal location for us to bring our leadership from all our divisions to one central site. Being an agricultural cooperative we enjoy the rural atmosphere that Cottage Grove offers, however, when the need arises it is a convenient, short drive from larger cities including Madison and Milwaukee.”

- Bob Carlson, CEO, Landmark Services Cooperative

“Cottage Grove has small town appeal with many services of a large town. Cottage Grove’s administrative staff worked well with me to build my business plan to open Cottage Grove Eye Care. The Chamber of Commerce is active with monthly meetings and event planning in the community. I thought the time was right to add optometry to Cottage Grove’s list of services, and I am glad I did!”

- David Nelson, O.D., Cottage Grove Eye Care


  1. Erin Ruth

    Director of Planning and Development
    Phone: 608-839-4704

  2. Administration Department

    Physical Address
    221 E Cottage Grove Road
    Cottage Grove, WI 53527


    Directions

    Phone: 608-839-4704
    Fax: 608-839-4698