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Hammond is home to two industrial business parks, the Hammond Industrial Park and the Hammond - St. Croix Business Center.

These parks are adjacent to one another, just 2 miles north of Interstate 94 at exit #16 on County Road T. This location provides ready access to major transportation routes.
The Hammond business parks feature:

  • Ideal locations for industrial or commercial development
  • Conveniently located less than 30 minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area
  • Less than 1½ miles from Interstate Highway 94

Zoning and Covenants

  • Both Business Parks are zoned for industrial and commercial uses
  • Minimum lot size is one (1) acre
  • Signage and Setback regulations ensure appreciating property values

Business Climate

You’ll find that the costs of doing business are very favorable in Hammond, where living, working and building a business are made more enjoyable by:

  • Competitive prices on land and buildings
  • Wisconsin tax advantages on:
    • Property taxes
    • Income taxes
    • Business tax exemptions

Visit Forward Wisconsin's website (www.forwardwi.com) or call 800-669-1190 for incentive information and multi-state comparison information.

Financial Programs

West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission:  The Regional Business Fund, Inc., (RBF, Inc.) is a non-profit economic development corporation whose purpose is to promote business and economic development in west central Wisconsin.  The RBF, Inc. offers loan funds to businesses that expand within the region, diversify the economy, add new technology and create quality jobs and capital investment in the region.  The funds are available for businesses within the Wisconsin counties of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix.

There are currently four different loan options offered.

Revolving Loan Fund Program - The Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a flexible source of loan funds for commercial and industrial projects.  The purpose is to encourage the creation of quality jobs and to increase the tax base.

Downtown Façade Loan Program - The Downtown Facade Loan Program provides financial assistance to encourage property and business owners in core downtowns to revitalize downtown commercial buildings within towns, cities, and villages of west central Wisconsin.

Micro Loan Fund Program - The Micro Loan Fund Program provides small loans to startup, newly established, or growing small businesses. The key objective is to assist business owners, who have traditionally had difficulty accessing debt financing, by affording them another alternative to obtaining credit.

Technology Enterprise Fund - The Technology Enterprise Fund (TEF) is a "quasiequity", or a patient debt, revolving loan fund that provides creative financing to new and emerging technology companies.

For more information on these programs, visit their website - www.wcwrpc.org. You may also CLICK HERE for a downloadable brochure.

Contacts

William Rubin
St. Croix Economic Dev. Corp.
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-381-4383
Village of Hammond
455 Davis Street – Upper Level
P.O. Box 337
Hammond, WI 54015
Phone: 715-796-2727
Mark Pendergast
St. Croix Electric Cooperative
Phone: 715-796-7000

 Work Force

An abundant supply of top-quality employees is critical to the success of every business.
The Hammond area will exceed your expectations, as the local work force is ready, willing and able to meet the needs of your company.

  • Hammond area residents posses a solid rural work ethic More than 8,000 people leave St. Croix County each day to drive to Minnesota for work, and many would prefer jobs closer to home
    Local employment means:
    • Shorter commuting time
    • Easier commuting with much less traffic
    • Lower commuting expenses

Local employment often preferred over higher Minnesota salaries

  • Assistance from the State of Wisconsin is available to find and train employees
  • Training and education: schools, colleges and universities are located nearby
  • More than 35 businesses are currently located in the Village of Hammond

Insurance

  • Insurance Rating: 3
  • Volunteer Fire Department. 1 Station less than 1 mile from parks.
 
 
   
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