Commercial Development

We are the last area ripe for real expansion

Marathon County is the last untapped bastion in Wisconsin for commercial and retail development. A competitive environment? Certainly, but not one that eliminates the opportunity for new commercial and retail chains or singular entrepreneurs. Plenty of potential? Absolutely. And the opportunities will only get bigger and better as more retailers move into the region encouraged by our skilled workforce, exceptional educational systems, expanding and diverse population, central location, outstanding recreational and entertainment options, transporation networks and three world class health care systems. Who’s going to make the most of the next opportunity in Wisconsin Central Time? Find out here.


A continuation of downtown, closing a gap in the River Edge Trail and a rebuilt stream are among the elements for the public to consider for a new-look waterfront on Wausau's east side.
The Wausau Center mall is getting set to celebrate 30 years of doing business — and helping other businesses survive — in the heart of the city.
Any holiday can be used as a time to show customer appreciation and give back to the community.
U.S. store closures jumped in fourth quarter. During the fourth quarter U.S. retailers announced plans to close a total of 900 stores, up 28.3 percent from the 2010 quarter, according to ICSC Research and PNC Real Estate Research.
Despite the elevated risk of a second recession, the recent U.S. debt ceiling debacle in Congress, and the ongoing European debt crisis, prospects are bright for the long-term future of the U.S. economy and the retail real estate industry, attendees heard at ICSC’s Capital Marketplace Conference, in New York City, on Tuesday.
Retail as a component of a local economy has always been present. Virtually everybody spends time online or in retail stores, shopping and buying.
Business Day in Madison has become the premiere business gathering

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