Community Highlight: Columbus

The Madison Region Economic Partnership carried a great front page article, highlighting Columbus’ economic development efforts and successes, including the new Gateway Business Park and the new Enerpac Manufacturing Center facility in its most recent July e-newsletter.

Columbus Recognition
The Columbus economy is on the rise, with Enerpac recently breaking ground on its new 167,500 square foot flagship manufacturing facility in the city's new Gateway Business Park. Enerpac is a global leader in high pressure tools and equipment, which currently employs 200 and will become the anchor tenant of the Gateway Business Park upon the project's completion at the end of 2013. The city is also home to agriculture related businesses such as American Packaging, which in completing a $17.5 million expansion last year, bolstered its presence as the city's largest private employer.

Located along the Crawfish River, Columbus is Columbia County's fastest growing city, boasting 11.4% population growth from 2000-2010. World famous for the Farmers and Merchants Bank building façade, it's also one of few communities in Wisconsin offering Amtrak service connecting to Seattle, Chicago and beyond, serving over 20,000 travelers annually.