Economic Development

Boasting a population of approximately 11,500 in the city and another 6,000 residents in the town, Cedarburg offers the best in small-town American living, yet it is fostering a sound business environment.

Cedarburg’s leaders have developed long-range plans for brick and mortar expansion to ensure structured growth. Simultaneously the community remains steadfast in the protection of the environment and the preservation of its historical essence. Through the efforts of both the City and Town of Cedarburg governing bodies, Cedarburg offers its established and prospective business leaders opportunities for optimal success and growth.

Support for economic growth is offered by a wealth of financial institutions that call Cedarburg home, all dedicated to providing superb services and programs to both private investors and businesses. The City of Cedarburg is equipped with a Revolving Loan Fund designed to create jobs, encourage private investment and offer a financing alternative for expanding or start-up businesses. An Economic Development Loan Program is yet another option.

The Town of Cedarburg offers a Business Development Loan program that provides new and expanding businesses below-market rates and favorable terms for land/building and equipment acquisitions, interior finishes and other improvements. The Town also offers a variety of other business incentives, and offers one of the lowest property tax rates in all of Ozaukee County.

The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, formally established in 1945, also persists in its commitment to foster healthy economic growth that will provide residents with an appealing environment in which to live and work. The Chamber is a business-focused nonprofit that serves an average of over 300 businesses and strives to provide high quality services and programs geared toward maintaining and increasing the area’s vitality.

The Chamber works closely with the City of Cedarburg Economic Development Coordinator and Economic Development Committee to attract and retain businesses. The office of the coordinator maintains site search listings, as well as current market and demographic information in order to assist those businesses interested in locating or expanding within the City of Cedarburg.

In addition, Ozaukee Economic Development works to advance the business prosperity of Ozaukee County through regional initiatives, workforce development and low-interest financing programs.