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Quality of Life

Located in rolling green hills of southwestern Wisconsin, Monroe was ranked as #13 in "The Best 100 Small Towns in America" by Norman Crampton (Prentice Hall).

Monroe's strength comes from a diverse economy. Companies like Monroe Truck Equipment, The Swiss Colony, Inc. and Mitek Corporation call Monroe home. A variety of companies from cutting edge ethanol production, first rate telecommunication providers to an extremely supportive and aggressive community all contribute to the economic health of the community.

Monroe is blessed to have a superior clinic and hospital system. Monroe Clinic has been designated as Thomson Reuters Top 100 hospitals nationally and is a not-for-profit health system featuring a multi-specialty clinic and hospital dedicated to bringing the best to the communities they serve. Working together to achieve the highest standards of health care, Monroe Clinic creates healthy communities through God's healing spirit. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Monroe Clinic offers comprehensive health care with more than 80 providers, a 24-hour emergency room, home care and hospice services, as well as multiple clinic locations in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. As a state-of-the-art health system, Monroe Clinic offers advanced medical equipment and technology combined with care and sensitivity where your family can benefit from exceptional preventive and rehabilitation services and more than 25 medical specialties.

Monroe's Main Street area boasts a wide range of shopping and services. From boutiques and gift shops to specialty foods, restaurants, and antiques, you will find what you are looking for on our Courthouse Square.

West Side offers the convenience of stores such as Wal-Mart, cheese factories with tours, like Alp & Dell, handy fast-food restaurants -Culver's and Dairy Queen, and Brennan's Farm Market offering fresh fruits, cheeses and local brews.

For fun Monroe has the downtown Goetz Theatre with Sky-Vu Drive-in on the south side. Honey Creek Skate Park, SLICE Ice Arena, the Roller Den, Green County YMCA, Monroe Park and Recreation and countless trails and parks in Monroe promote fun physical fitness. Green County Welcome Center/Historic Cheese Making Museum, Green County Historic Museum, and Monroe Arts Center offer unique, educational and entertaining displays.

For more information on locating a business to Monroe, please contact the City of Monroe, Economic Developer, Pam Christopher by calling (608)325-7648 or via email:

Did you know?

A recent article by Tom Still in the Small Business Times states that Wisconsin:

  • Electric rates are below the U.S. average, according to a survey by the Edison Electric Institute using 2008 rates in 19 states.
  • Land and construction costs are extremely competitive, according to various industry surveys, especially compared to the East and West coasts.
  • Quality labor is available at fair prices.
  • Worker's Compensation premium rates are among the lowest in the country.
  • The average Wisconsin employer pays about 2 percent of taxable wages in Unemployment Compensation taxes, well below the U.S. average.
  • Commercial and industrial water and sewer rates are among the lowest in the nation.
  • Wisconsin's homeowner and auto insurance rates rank among the lowest in the United States.