Community Profile

Economic Development Committee
Brooklyn, Wisconsin

 

Located in southern Dane County on the Highway 14 corridor, Brooklyn offers a high growth location with easy highway access and a low cost operating environment.

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Demographics & Community Profile
2013 Population     1,433
Median Household Income     $66,827
Family Households w/Children     44%
Median Age     33.1 years

Growth & Development
Population Growth 2000-2010     53%
Trade Area Population Projections ’10-’15     7%

 

Location
The Brooklyn Business Complex is located midway between Madison and Janesville, 1 mile due west from State Highway 14 on State Highway 92. Highway 104 and County MM also provide convenient regional access to Dane, Rock and Green Counties.

Distance to Major Markets (Miles)
Madison13
Janesville21
Milwaukee82
Dubuque83
Chicago113

Transportation & Access
Brooklyn is well connected regionally, with State Highway 92 and 104 passing through the community and upgraded State Highway 14 providing direct access to Madison and Evansville/Beloit only 1.2 miles from the Village.

Average Daily Traffic Counts6,500-7,500 vpd
Nearest Air ServiceDane County Regional: 28 mi.

Utilities & Infrastructure
Brooklyn offers competitive electrical rates and reliable utility service with high quality municipal infrastructure and ample capacity to accommodate new users.

Utility Providers
Electrical & Natural GasAlliant Energy
Water & SewerVillage of Brooklyn
TelecommunicationsFrontier
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Workforce & Training
Brooklyn has a young and educated local workforce and a strong skilled trade industry presence based on Brooklyn’s convenient access to a regional marketplace. Industries with a major presence in Brooklyn include construction, skilled trades, contracting, agricultural, manufacturing and health care.

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Local Workforce15,583
Brooklyn Employers36
Percent Associates Degree or Greater31%
Education
Primary EducationOregon School District
Elementary (K-4)Brooklyn: 0 miles
Middle/High SchoolOregon: 5 miles
Technical CollegeMadison College: 18 miles

Available Properties & Economic Development Assistance
Brooklyn provides a low-cost business environment with full service amenities and business assistance programs. The new Brooklyn Business Complex will provide new and affordable sites for businesses looking to locate and expand in the region.

2012 Effective Property Tax Rates$25.33 per $1,000 of value
TIF DistrictsTwo existing districts for commercial or industrial users

Economic Development Initiatives
Brooklyn’s EDC has accomplished a number of initiatives identified as priorities by local residents and businesses.

  • Feasibility study and creation of Brooklyn Business Complex
  • Creation of Tax Increment District 2
  • Hosted entrepreneur information series
  • Business retention program
  • Business prospecting program
  • Installation of entrance and wayfinding signage
  • Development of marketing materials

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