have much support among city and county governments and lenders. Ashland
Area Development Corporation offers financial programs, incentives, an
industrial park and an enterprise center for new and existing businesses
in and near Ashland.
The Ashland Industrial Park offers both developed acres and green space.
Land in the park is valued at $2,500 per acre, however if one company
creates nine jobs or more, land is priced at $1 per acre for that company.
A new 20,000 sq. foot commercial/industrial building constructed by Impact
Seven is available for sale or lease. It is located on 4.48-acres in the
Ashland Industrial Park on Highway 2 on Ashland's east side. More information
on this and other locations is available through the Ashland Area Development
The Ashland Area Development Corporation operates the Ashland Area Enterprise
Center. Its mission is to foster economic development in and around the
The Enterprise Center provides both leased space and support/technical
services to small businesses. It will work with many types of small businesses,
ranging from home-based, to startups and expanding businesses.
The Center's facility is a 60,000 sq. foot mixed-use building that has
warehouse and distribution, "Class A" office and manufacturing
space and is available on flexible terms. Features include concrete floors
in production area, a loading dock, conference rooms, storage space and
Tenants enjoy a welcoming lobby and friendly receptionist service. Many
office amenities are available including clerical services and payroll/accounting
assistance, professional building management and low-interest revolving
loan fund financing.
Retail trade is the leading business in Ashland, with educational and
healthcare services coming in second and third. Other significant businesses
include agriculture, forestry and fisheries, public utilities, construction,
entertainment and recreation, finance, insurance and real estate, manufacturing,
mining, personal services, public administration, transportation, and
There are five banking institutions within the City of Ashland. They are
Associated Bank, M & I, Northern State Bank, Northwoods Community Credit
Union, and Superior Community Credit Union.
For a current listing of Ashland employers, check out these two Ashland
based websites: www.visitashland.com
Industry: it's all about opportunity
As many already know, northwestern Wisconsin is an ideal place for business
and industry. Continual support helps keep business strong and gives people
one more reason to move here.
Ashland offers its citizens and industry an assortment of economic development
organizations, including the Business Employees' Skills Training (BEST).
This program was established by the Wisconsin legislature to help small
businesses upgrade the skills of their workforce.
Also, Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program is a private,
non-profit corporation dedicated to meeting the employment and training
needs of employers, job seekers, incumbent workers, and students. CEP
has helped thousands of youths, adults, dislocated workers and displaced
homemakers gain marketable skills and get good jobs.
Some of the ways they do this is through on-the-job training, work experience,
fast track training, job profile matching, basic skills upgrading, classroom
training, career counseling, and supportive services such as child care