Middleton, Wisconsin

consin EGOODNEIGHBORCITY M iddleton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, located about six miles northwest of the state capital in adison, on the banks of Lake Mendota. Known as The Good Neighbor City, Middleton has a very strong and diverse economy and is a source of many jobs for its residents and those of the surrounding communities. “In fact,” says City Administrator, Mike Davis, “though it’s unusual for a so-called suburban community, we are a net exporter of jobs. About 10,000 more people come here to work every day than are leaving to work elsewhere.” With only 21,000 citizens, Middleton is home to over 2,000 companies, and the headquarters of many of Dane County’s largest employers. In addition to many types of service industries and major manufacturers, the Middleton business community also features a strong cluster of high-tech businesses, including those specializing in health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, biotech, agribusiness, and research and development. “We have the corporate headquarters for American Girl, which is owned by Mattel,” Davis reports. “There’s also Electronic Theater Controls, which is a privately-held company and the largest electronic theater operation in the world. They’ve got 11 offices around the world, and over 900 employees, right here. They provide theater controls for everybody from Broadway to AT A GLANCE MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN WHAT: A city of 21,000 WHERE: In Dane County, six miles northwest of Madison WEBSITE: www.cityofmiddleton.us