Public Services

Education & Employee Training

Nearest University

University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Distance: 15 Miles

Nearest Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Distance: 40 Miles (Fennimore, WI)

Labor Force

Labor Force: Availability*

* Seasonally Unadjusted for February, 2005

Category Grant County Tri-State (10 County)
Labor Force 27,098 168,088
Manu. (only) 2,528 N/A
Unemployed 1,535 9,953
Unemp. (current) 4.6% 5.7%
Unemp.(Prior 12 mo.) 4.2% 4.7% (wis.)
% Male 51% 51%
% Female 49% 49%

 

Source: DWD, (WI), Dept. of Emp. Sec. (IL), Dept. of Emp. Ser. (IA), 2000 US Census

Labor Force: Wages
Occupation Mean Hourly Wage
Machinist $14.97
Tool & Die Maker $19.98
Production Workers $9.83
Maintenance & Repair Workers $12.95
Secretary $11.20
Computer Support Specialists $16.66
Office Clerk $9.56
Retail Salespersons $9.70
All Classifications (SW Wisc.) $13.81
All Classifications  (Wisconsin) $16.94

Source: 2004 Occupational Wage Estimates

Labor Force: Employment by Occupation (Grant County)
Occupation % of Workforce
Ag, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 10.1%
Construction 5.4%
Manufacturing 17.3%
Wholesale Trade 3.0%
Retail Trade 13.9%
Transportation, Warehouse, Utilities 4.0%
Information 2.0%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 3.6%
Professional, Scientific, Management 4.1%
Education, Health, Social Services 21.3%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation 8.0%
Other Services 4.5%
Public Administration 2.9%

Source: 2000 US Census

Major Employers
Name # of Employees
Southwestern Schools 96
Home Care For You 46
Gasser's True Value Hardware 13
Southwest Mart 12
Innovatve Ag Services 10
Tim Droessler Plastering 3
Village of Hazel Green 9
Wiederholt Transport 8
Kuhl's Plumbing & Heating 8
Buncombe Embroidery 4
Gary Gilbert Construction 6
Veterinary Associates 6
John's Body Shop & Auto Sales 4
   
   

Services

Fire Protection

Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Protection Class: 5

Medical-Nearest Hospitals

Southwest Health Center, Platteville (15 mi.)
Mercy & Finley Hospitals, Dubuque, IA (15 mi.)
Midwest Medical Center, Galena, IL  (6 mi.)

Clinics:
Medical Associates, Cuba City (5 mi.)

Hazel Green Area Rescue Squad and EMT's
Phone: 911

Taxes

Taxes*

Manufacturing machinery, equipment & inventories are exempt in Wisconsin

Corporate Income (Wis.) 7.9% Flat
Sales *(Wis.) 5.5%
Property* (2012-net)
Hazel Green $18.77/$1,000 (Grant Co.)
  $21.61/$1,000 (Lafayette Co.)

 

Transportation

Highways

Nearest Interstate: I-80 Distance: 85 mi.
Next Nearest Interstate: I-90/94 Distance: 90 mi.
U.S. Highways: US-61, US-151, US-80, US-81

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