2022 North Central Region Industrial Park Inventory, Absorption, and Needs Study

In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) researched and inventoried all industrial parks across its 10-county region and determined total, vacant, and developed acreage of each park. These locations and calculations were verified by local staff when possible. NCWRPC also analyzed air photos from 2000, 2010, and 2020 within the boundary of each identified park to determine the rate at which lots were developed to forecast future acreage demand.

This study was funded by the Economic Development Administration’s Recovery Assistance funding under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) act. The goal of this project is to inventory industrial space and identify future need in the region. A variety of acreage calculations, maps for marketing purposes, and data to support industrial park-related infrastructure grant applications and planning decisions is provided.