Enhancing Quality of Life in Green County

Albany

Population: 1,086

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Known as the sweetest little village on the Sugar River, Albany residents enjoy the peace and tranquility of country and river life. Albany’s commitment to urban forestry is a source of pride, along with the many recreational opportunities the Sugar River and local trails have to offer. The energy and friendliness of the community provides abundant opportunities for entrepreneurs, fun for visitors, and a “welcome home” feel to new residents. 

Village of Albany

Albany Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of Albany

Village of Albany Tourism Info

Belleville

Population: 2,259

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Belleville is a “Small Community with a Big Heart”!  Offering low housing costs, high quality schools, and short commutes, Belleville maintains the comforts of a small town, while being close to world class university and technical schools.  Boasting the best of rural living, with the small-town lifestyle and urban amenities close by, makes Belleville an attractive place to do business and raise a family.

Village of Belleville

Belleville Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of Belleville

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Brodhead

Population: 3,249

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The city of Brodhead enjoys being “right in the middle of everywhere’!  Trails, waterways, parks, and museums are all easy to access in and around Brodhead.  The community loves to share their hometown, and maintains a busy calendar year-round to showcase all they have to offer.  Whether looking to move in, or start a business, Brodhead is ready to welcome you – they have plenty of room!

Village of Brodhead

Brodhead Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of Brodhead

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Brooklyn

Population: 1,521

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All roads lead to Brooklyn.  From the big city to the north, or the rolling countryside to the south, Brooklyn meets you at home.  Offering a great school system, three village parks, a community center, and a history nestled in the growth of the railway in the Wisconsin Territory of the 1800’s, Brooklyn has excellent amenities.  Truly, the road home always leads to Brooklyn.

Village of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of Brooklyn

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Browntown

Population: 278

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Recreation abounds in Browntown! This small village takes advantage of the many ATV trails, natural wetlands, and state recreation area, and welcomes those that enjoy the same.  Take a drive and see for yourself!

Village of Browntown

County Listing – Village of Browntown

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Juda

Population: 322

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Juda is an agricultural gem nestled between the rolling hills between Monroe and Brodhead.  Stop in to the cheese store where you will much more than cheese to enjoy!

Juda – Town of Jefferson

County Listing – Juda

Juda Tourism Info

Monroe

Population: 10,537

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Known as Cheese City USA, and home of Green County Cheese Days, Monroe offers much more than the world class cheeses produced there.  This scenic city boasts many of the amenities of a larger city, coupled with the comforts and familiarity of a small town.  The historic downtown Square, attractive parks, an active arts center, fabulous medical care, and robust industry all lend credence to Monroe being a community where people of all ages and interests thrive.

City of Monroe

Monroe Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – City of Monroe

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Monticello

Population: 1,187

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Located in the heart of Green County, the friendly farming community of Monticello offers a charming and active main street, biking and hiking trails, a fishing lake, and of course, award winning cheeses. Monticello welcomes you!

Village of Monticello

Monticello Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of Monticello

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New Glarus

Population: 2,234

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Established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and known as America’s Little Switzerland,New Glarus truly embodies it’s heritage.  Alpine style architecture, Swiss cuisine, ethnic festivals and customs make you feel like you are elsewhere in time.  The culture, shops, and restaurants bring the tourists, the charm and welcome traditions make it feel like home.

Village of New Glarus

New Glarus Chamber of Commerce

County Listing – Village of New Glarus

Village of New Glarus Tourism Info

QUALITY OF LIFE

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Owner Occupied Housing

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Above Average Community Vitality

Life in Green County is based on progressive agricultural and Swiss heritage that offers quality of life built on excellence in innovation, education, the arts, and world class healthcare.  Abundant family recreation and vibrant, diverse business and industry put Green County communities at the top of the list for health, safety, and livability.  Green County is the place to be.

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99.9% of the community has broadband access

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Crime Rate Well Below National Average

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Top 25% Healthy Community

HEALTHCARE

Green County offers excellence healthcare facilities and services through SSM Health.  The state-of-the-art hospital is located in Monroe and is connected to the main clinic, which offers over 25 specialties throughout Green County. SSM Health in Monroe has been repeatedly recognized as a TOP 100 Rural & Community Hospital  & most recently the 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspectives by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

EDUCATION

Education is important for business! Quality education not only draws families, but is a driver for a smarter, more effective workforce.  

Green County schools offer a personal touch with small class sizes and quality education that fosters a sense of growth and innovation. 

 

Schools

Albany School District
400 5th St. Albany, WI 53502
Phone: 608-862-3225

Belleville School District
625 W. Church St. Belleville, WI 53508
Phone: 608-424-3315

Blackhawk School District (Browntown)
P.O. Box 303, South Wayne, WI 535876
Phone: 608-439-5400

Brodhead School District
2501 W. 5th Ave. Brodhead, WI 53520
Phone: 608-897-2141

Oregon School District (Brooklyn)
204 Division St. Brooklyn, WI 53521
Phone: 608-455-2404

Juda School District
N2385 Spring St. Juda, WI 53521
Phone: 608-455-2404

Monroe School District
925 16th Ave. Suite 3, Monroe, WI 53550
Phone: 608-934-5251

Monticello School District
334 South Main St. Monticello WI 53570
Phone: 608-938-4194

New Glarus School District
1701 2nd St. New Glarus WI 53574
Phone: 608-527-2410

Higher Ed

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville Campus
6004 S County Rd G, Janesville, WI 53546
Phone: 608-758-6900

Monroe Campus
210 4th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
Phone: 608-328-1660

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (Milton)
15 Plumb Street, Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608-757-7628

Additional Locations:

  • Beloit Even Start (Brother Dutton)
  • Beloit Public Library
  • Brodhead High School
  • Rock County Jail

 

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, WI 53809
Phone: 608-822-2072

CHILD CARE

The ability to find quality, affordable childcare makes a huge impact on our local workforce. That’s why Green County Development Corporation has been a committed partner working on childcare issues in our area.

Over $170,000 in grant funds have provided training, incentives and licensing for childcare workers to elevate the industry in Green County.  Abundant, quality childcare supports our businesses by increasing the labor pool, our economy, and in turn, our quality of life.

Donations to Child Care Matters through GCDC strengthens this program and our community:

Thank you for your support!

FAMILY RESOURCES

Family Resource Guide

The Green County Family Resource Guide features local programs and organizations that serve the community. It includes a wide range of services for everyone, from new parents to older adults. If you don’t find what you are looking for in the guide, you can also call 211 to get connected to local resources.

HOUSING

Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) is partnering locally to increase the opportunity for residents to find housing throughout the county.  With approximately 75% of households owner occupied, there is ample opportunity for growth and development in this area.  It is one of GCDC’s many initiatives!

For homeowner assistance information click here

BROADBAND

Green County is fortunate to have support in expanding broadband through a $143k grant from the Public Service Commission.  We know that access to quality, affordable broadband is the key to success in education and business and we are here to ensure that happens!

CLEAN ENERGY

In Green County we know that clean energy is inextricably linked to Quality of Life.  GCDC works with many partners to keep clean energy initiatives forward. We envision a county with EV Charging Stations, solar and wind energy, and efficiencies in all energy areas for doing business, and living.

Green County Leaders is a partnership between Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) and UW-Madison Division of Extension Green County.  This August through May, once day per month educational program creates a network of committed, visionary individuals who use their experience and expertise to benefit their community and local projects.

GCL individuals:

  • Grow and practice leadership skills
  • Deepen understanding of community issues
  • Reflect on personal leadership legacy
  • Strengthen and expand leadership networks

Registration for Green County Leaders begins in June for an August start.  For more information contact us at 608-328-9453 or victoria.solomon@wisc.edu

Leading the way to a better Green County.

Mission: Our purpose is to provide social, civic, and professional opportunities that will strengthen Green County and its individuals.

Vision: Our vision is to foster and promote an environment in Green County that individuals and families want to live, grow, and work in. By celebrating our strengths, embracing our diversity, and working collaboratively to address community issues.

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Green County Leaders is a partnership between Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) and UW-Madison Division of Extension Green County.  This August through May, once day per month educational program creates a network of committed, visionary individuals who use their experience and expertise to benefit their community and local projects.

GCL individuals:

  • Grow and practice leadership skills
  • Deepen understanding of community issues
  • Reflect on personal leadership legacy
  • Strengthen and expand leadership networks

Registration for Green County Leaders begins in June for an August start.  For more information contact us at 608-328-9453 or victoria.solomon@wisc.edu

Leading the way to a better Green County.

Mission: Our purpose is to provide social, civic, and professional opportunities that will strengthen Green County and its individuals.

 

Vision: Our vision is to foster and promote an environment in Green County that individuals and families want to live, grow, and work in. By celebrating our strengths, embracing our diversity, and working collaboratively to address community issues.

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CALL US TO SEE HOW GREEN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE 608.328.9452

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CALL US TO SEE HOW GREEN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE 608.328.9452