Walworth County Economic Development Alliance [WCEDA]

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Walworth County, WI

Walworth County has a growing population of 102,000 people in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Situated in southeastern Wisconsin along the Illinois border, Walworth County provides a strategic business location within easy driving distance of Milwaukee to the north, Chicago to the south, and Madison to the west.

Among the 72 counties in Wisconsin, Walworth County is the fourth-largest county in the state to attain more than 10% population growth since the 2000 census, with growth in every city in the County,including a 38% increase in Elkhorn.

Walworth County has 14 tax incremental finance (TIF) districts targeted for business development, as well as nine business parks, including several located along Interstate 43. World class facilities completed in 2011 include the Mercy Walworth Medical Center, and the LEED Gold certified Whitewater Innovation Center at the award-winning 125-acre Whitewater University Technology Park.

Walworth County benefits from a superb highway transportation network. The County is encircled by the Interstate 94 and 90 freeway systems. The Chicago-Milwaukee segment of Interstate 94 runs parallel to Walworth County’s eastern boundary, directly connected to the County by Wisconsin State Highways 50, 11, and 20, while the Milwaukee-Madison segment of I-94 runs parallel to the County’s northern border. Interstate 90 runs parallel to Walworth County’s western boundary, from Madison to Rockford, and approximately parallel to the County’s southern boundary, from Rockford to Chicago.

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