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Economic Development News for Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Posted on: November 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Sun Prairie Ranks 2nd in Nation for Top Economic Cities

livability.png has ranked Sun Prairie as #2 in the Nation on their list of “Top 10 Economic Cities” for 2015-2016. The list recognizes communities that have a combination of a focus on small business, successful redevelopment strategies, and high growth employment sectors. Specific metrics that boosted Sun Prairie’s ranking were the low unemployment rate and growth of major employers like Thermal Spray Technologies. Livability tracks information on what makes a community more attractive to live in, including community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing and the economy.

Director of Economic Development Neil Stechschulte released the following statement:
“Livability’s acknowledgement of Sun Prairie’s economic growth is an excellent endorsement of our local business climate, and is a great testimony to the quality of our local employers as well as just being a great place to live. We offer our congratulations to the other communities who made the list, and we intend to make a run at the number one spot next year.”

Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live. Through proprietary research studies, engaging articles and original photography and video, they examine topics related to community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing and the economy. They then leverage that expertise to develop city rankings for a range of topics including small towns, college towns and their annual Top 100 Best Places to Live.

About the Author:
Satta Sarmah Hightower is a freelance writer and content marketing manager based in Orlando. She's written for Fast Company, the Orlando Sentinel and AOL and has produced branded content work for companies including Marriott and Hewlett Packard.

Questions can be addressed to:

Director of Economic Development Neil Stechschulte at or by calling 608-825-1107.

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