Rapids East Commerce Center


Located in the heart of Wisconsin, the City of Wisconsin Rapids offers all the advantages a small, close-knit community, but also possesses the strong business climate and skilled workforce that have attracted nationally and globally recognized employers. While the city has a rich history in the paper industry, it is home to a diverse range of companies in all sectors, including Ocean Spray, NewPage Corp., and Renaissance Learning Inc. About two hours north of Madison, Wisconsin Rapids has a population of 18,000, and more than 175,000 people live within a 30-mile radius of the city. There are numerous educational and training programs available through Mid-State Technical College, which has a campus in the city. Wisconsin Rapids also features a quality of life that is ideal for families. In addition to 10 parks and 25 acres of recreational trails, the city has a zoo, four golf courses, three museums, and a skate park. This Certified Site comprises 51 acres in the southeastern corner of the Rapids East Commerce Center, located just off State Highway 54. There is a Canadian National rail line that runs 1,200 feet north of the site and an airport about 40 miles away.

Site Features & Contact

General surroundings fit for industrial activity

No significant topography issues

Roadway access

No utility easements that would prevent development

Rail access

51.32 contiguous acres not affected by wetlands

Commercial airport access

No known environmental impediments to immediate industrial development

Freight airport access

No known archaeological/historical impediments to immediate industrial development

51.32 contiguous developable acres

No known impediments to immediate development related to endangered species

American Land Trust Association (ALTA) survey

Fire insurance classification rating 3

Site not located on or adjacent to flood plain

Industrial zoning

Flight path certifications not proximate of any airport

Single owner with documented willingness to sell

Adam Tegen
Director of Planning and Economic Development
City of Wisconsin Rapids
444 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-2780