City of Fort Atkinson manages a revolving loan fund and provides successful applicants with matching loans at reasonable rates.

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium (JCEDC) fosters and encourages responsible, economic development activities that result in job creation, retention, increased tax base and an improved sustainability and quality of life for the citizens of Jefferson County.

Industrial Development Corporation

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) plays an integral role in economic development in the Fort Atkinson area. They promote industrial growth, recommend land acquisitions for further industrial use, and help existing firms improve and enlarge their facilities.

President – John Mielke
Vice President – Gordon “Chip” Day
Secretary – James J. Vance
Treasurer – David Bienfang


Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) works in the spirit of collaboration to ensure resources are available to the people and organizations that do business here, helping the region continue our tradition of delivering first-rate products and services to the world.

WMC is the state’s Chamber of Commerce and its leading business advocacy organization.

Employment & Workforce

Jefferson County Human Resources Management Association is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in human resources.

Job Center of Wisconsin is employment resource for both job-seekers and employers.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development builds and strengthens Wisconsin’s workforce by providing employment services, training and placement, among other things.


Brokers, realtors, municipalities and economic development professionals can list available commercial or industrial properties on the LocateInWisconsin site selection tool. Use the search tool to find the building or site type that is best suited for your business needs.