Thinking of relocating your family or your business? We would love to have you!
We invite you to browse the information our website. If you have additional questions, please call the Village Office at (608) 759-3721.
Quality of Life
If you’re looking for a small town with a slower-paced lifestyle and a great quality of life, Benton is just the place for you. Our people have good, rural values and genuinely care about their neighbors and about their community. Our town offers warm, friendly neighborhoods; an excellent, small school system; opportunities for business; and close proximity to employment of all types (25 minutes to Dubuque, WI; 20 minutes to Platteville, WI; 25 minutes to Galena, IL).
More and more companies and entrepreneurs are recognizing the benefits of starting businesses in small towns. According to recent studies of business growth, the “Go West, young man” axiom has changed to a new mantra –“Go small, young man.” Land prices, rent, and building costs are typically less in small towns, allowing the extra capital needed to stay afloat in the early start-up years. Small-town labor costs, beautiful settings, affordable housing, and an attractive quality of life are drawing businesses to small towns across the nation.
Potential new businesses will find that there is a spirit of cooperation between government and business here in Benton, and we welcome your business endeavors. The village has a 33-acre industrial park (Benton Business Park Map) on the west edge of town, bordering Highway 11. Building sites are available using a very affordable pricing structure. For information on lot availability and pricing, contact Sonya Silvers, Village Clerk (608) 759-3721.
Included in the industrial park is the Benton Business Incubator. The incubator contains multiple business spaces and is capable of accommodating everything from light industry to office space. Not only do incubator tenants pay low rates, but they also have access to a variety of business-assistance services that help them through their first critical years of business. The incubator’s location allows for immediate access to State Hwy. 11, connecting it to major four-lane systems in Wisconsin, as well as to nearby Iowa and Illinois. For additional information, contact the Village Office at (608) 759-3721.
The Village of Benton is also part of the Lafayette Development Corporation, an economic development organization committed to improved business development, agricultural enterprises, and employment opportunities in Lafayette County. The Benton Community Development Corporation, coupled with the Village, works on a local level to encourage those same types of development in the community.
Benton is within 15-25 minutes of the larger communities of Platteville; Dubuque, Iowa; and Galena, Illinois. Dubuque and Galena are Mississippi River towns, both with a great deal of history and Victorian charm. Collectively, they entertain millions of tourists each year and provide employment opportunities for countless numbers of people in the tri-state area.
Benton has several higher educational opportunities virtually in our backyard. Platteville is home to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a beautiful campus with excellent undergrad and graduate programs. Dubuque has three equally good colleges from which to choose—the University of Dubuque, Loras College, and Clarke University. There are also community and technical colleges within easy commuting distance of Benton.
The state’s capital of Madison is less than 1½ hours away. Madison and nearby Dubuque, Iowa, have airports that are easily accessible for travelers and business people.
The following realtors are Benton residents and broker properties in and around the area:
- Lori Droessler RealEstate
Licensed in six counties between Wisconsin and Illinois, Lori and her team specialize in residential and land sales, but also list and sell commercial property and farms. Lori is an Accredited Buyer Representative, a member of REBAC, and a Certified Home Marketing Specialist.
321 S Main St, Cuba City, WI 53807 608-778-9805 [email protected]
- Teasdale Realty & Auction Service
Larry Teasdale is a licensed real estate agent and a licensed auctioneer in Wisconsin and Illinois. Larry and his staff have many years of experience in real estate sales and auctioneering.
6660 County E, Shullsburg, WI 53586 608-965-3558 [email protected]
- Platteville Realty
1250 E Business Hwy 151, Suite E, PO Box 181, Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-4200 [email protected]
- Electric, Sewer, and Water
The Village of Benton is a not-for-profit, municipally-owned electric, water, and sewer utility. A service may be requested by calling the Village Office at (608) 759-3721 or by completing and submitting this online form.
- Natural Gas
Alliant Energy provides natural gas services to Benton. For customer service, call (800) 255-4268.
- Phone Service
Local phone service for the Village is provided through Brightspeed (previously CenturyLink). Residential customers may call (866) 681-5154 for service. If interested in bundling phone and internet services, you can visit the following Brightspeed website www.brightspeed.com.
- Cable Service
MediaCom is the cable provider for the Benton area. Contact them at (800) 332-0245.
- Internet Providers
Internet providers for the area include:
Brightspeed (833) 692-7773, MHTC (608) 437-5551, YouSquared (563) 557-8442, Bug Tussell (877) 227-0924, Dish Network (888) 825-2557, DirecTV (888) 777-2454, Mediacom (800) 332-0245
Information regarding our government officials and other Village data may be obtained in the Government section of our website.
The Village Services section of Benton’s website contains information regarding police, fire, and rescue; public works; parks and recreation; garbage and recycling; parking; utilities and billing; and service requests.