Relocate Here

The City of Waupaca is a vibrant, small city located in east central Wisconsin boasting the beauty and seclusion of a rural setting and all the amenities and conveniences to rival big city living. While the resident population is approximately 6,000 persons, Waupaca’s service area increases to 15,000 people including surrounding townships and to approximately 30,000 people during the summer tourist season. The Waupaca area is among the Midwest’s most popular tourist destinations; including the famous Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes. As abundant outdoor recreational opportunities continue to beckon thousands to the community, the local economy is also supported by vigorous manufacturing and service industries, providing local employment opportunities as well as goods and services in a global economy.

Four major highways intersect in the City, making travel to nearby metro areas such as the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Stevens Point, and Wausau an easy and quick commute. Travel to major metropolitan areas of the Midwest is also within a few hours’ drive, being approximately two hours from Madison and Milwaukee, and four hours from Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

The Waupaca city council and city administrator support business expansion and retain an environment optimal for corporate success. As part of this effort, businesses can relocate and grow using various local, regional and state education, training, and financial assistance programs.

Tax credits and low-interest loans are available through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to companies expanding or relocating to Wisconsin. Qualifying projects are adding jobs and making capital investment. For more detailed information visit: Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Incentives:

We work with businesses and coordinate with other regional and state agencies to create incentive packages that suit your company’s needs.

Tax credits and low-interest loans are available through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to companies expanding or relocating to Wisconsin. Qualifying projects are adding jobs and making capital investment. For more detailed information visit: Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Zoning & Permitting:

We will answer your zoning questions and facilitate the zoning and permitting process to make the relocation or expansion easier. Our staff is dedicated to providing assistance to ensure your project moves forward within your timeframe.

Site Selection:

We can provide real estate information on any property in the City, and connect you with local realtors and brokers. Through knowledge from working with local property owners, we can also help with land and building options that do not always show up in the databases. In addition, the City owns over 150 acres of land ready for new development.

To help you identify sites to locate the most appropriate sites to grow or establish your business the City of Waupaca presently has 8 designated Tax Incremental Finance Districts including the East Gateway District. Each provides an excellent opportunity to grow or start your business.

To help you identify sites to locate your business in Waupaca, please see the map and click on the links below. Each provides specific information about Waupaca’s districts.

Community & Demographic Information:

Retail Marketplace Profiles:

Leakage/Surplus Factor by Industry Subsector (10 Mile Radius)

Leakage surplus by industry subsector 10 mile radius new

Data Source: ESRI and Dun & Bradstreet, May 2014

Leakage/Surplus Factor by Industry Group (10 Mile Radius)

Leakage surplus by industry group 10 mile radius

Data Source: ESRI and Dun & Bradstreet, May 2014

We have the full gamut of information related to taxes, population, income, cost of living, and amenities. Maps showing zoning, infrastructure, housing, and more are also available.

Employment & Training Programs:

We have resources that can help with employee recruitment, wage & salary assessments, and access to job training programs.

Business Leaders:

We can coordinate meetings for you with local business leaders who can provide you with their business perspectives of the community and assist you with other questions you may have relative to the local community. We know how much you value the opinions of your business peers and encourage you to communicate and build relationships.

For more information please visit our Living Here page or contact Brennan Kane, Director, Department of Community and Economic Development at 715.250.2803