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Doing Business With Us

Discover Franklin, a thriving suburban community in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Recognized as one of the Top 100 "Best Places to Live" and a "City of the Future" by the Financial Times fDi magazine, we are home to thriving small businesses, major international corporations, and everything in between. Strategically located near Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and with excellent highway access, the City is well-connected – and well-positioned for future growth. Come grow with us. For development opportunities, contact John Regetz, Economic Development Director, at 414-427-7566.

Case Studies

Carma Labs: Helping Our Businesses GrowCarma Labs/Carmex, Franklin, Wisconsin
Carma Labs, the force behind Carmex, has been an integral part of Franklin since relocating to a new facility in 1976. Now, with City support that could include up to $1.81 million in tax incremental financing (TIF), they're poised for a major expansion with a new headquarters.

Ballpark Commons: Investing in a Franklin DestinationROC Ventures, Franklin, Wisconsin
Ballpark Commons is Franklin's top attraction – bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to a growing mixed-use space destination in which to live, work, and play. From athletic fields and event venues to apartments and hotels to retail spaces, Ballpark Commons reflects our dedication to developing the City for future generations. And we have lived up to that commitment by providing City funding, including TIF financing, approval of environmental exceptions, facilitation of special use permits, and other support. 

Saputo: Bringing New Business to TownSaputo Cheese USA, Franklin, Wisconsin
Franklin welcomes Saputo Cheese USA Inc., poised to create up to 550 jobs at its expansive new cheese processing facility in the 500-acre Franklin Corporate Park. With a special use permit approved by the Franklin Common Council – as well as TIF support – this $60 million venture is a testament to Franklin's growth and potential as a business destination, and our desire to work with you to make your next development happen.  

TIF Districts

Tax incremental financing (TIF) districts help fund infrastructure and facilities development that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. The City of Franklin currently has five active TIF Districts ready to welcome your next project. Learn more on Franklin's TIF Districts

TIF Districts Map, Franklin, Wisconsin

Development Process 

If you're planning any development in the City of Franklin, navigate the process seamlessly by exploring the Development Process page. Learn about pre-application meetings and zoning considerations and find essential documents. For more details, contact the Planning Department at 414-425-4024 and kick-start your project with confidence.

Permit Applications

For streamlined permit applications in the City of Franklin, visit the Permit Applications page. Schedule a pre-application meeting with the Planning Department at 414-425-4024 or via email. All applications are in Adobe Acrobat form.

Business Resources 

Visit the Business Resources page for additional resources, including connections with transportation, local utilities, schools, partner organizations, local media and more.

Contact Information

For more information about the advantages of locating or expanding a business in Franklin, including site selection assistance for available sites and existing buildings,
please contact:

John Regetz, Economic Development Director
Phone: 414-427-7566
Mobile: 219-877-8075
Fax: 414-427-7691


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