Platteville is a welcoming community with a vibrant college campus set in the beautiful rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin. It is a safe, family-friendly town with good schools, and it provides an affordable home base for both startups and growing companies.
Set alongside the Platte River and surrounded by miles of river adventures and bike trails, there are countless outdoor recreation opportunities. Platteville also offers entertainment for everyone with a vibrant downtown and great regional arts offerings.
- The Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) is an extension of local government in southwestern Wisconsin. SWWRPC provides expert planning, economic development and marketing services to the county, city, village, and town governments of its five-county jurisdiction. The commission also assists its local communities to save both time and money while planning for the future.
- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides degree programs in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The university promotes excellence through a personal, hands-on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community.Together with SWWRPC, UW-Platteville has launched the IDEA Hub, a nucleus of innovation in the region that is supported by an EDA Build to Scale Venture Challenge grant. The IDEA Hub is headquartered at the Platteville Business Incubator, a 20-year success story that has already pumped millions into the local economy.
What RIN means to Platteville
“RIN is an important component of the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing expert advice and the ability to tie into best practices from across the nation.”
Kate Koziol, Economic Development Specialist, SWWRPC
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Today, these local leaders are focused on educating and training local residents in digital skills (especially those traditionally excluded from the tech industry), employing them in new economy jobs, and empowering them to launch startups that will drive a prosperous 21st-century economy. Diverse in geography, economic origin, and demographics, these communities represent the full spectrum of rural America.