Why Locate in the City of Thorp?

The City of Thorp is an ideal place to locate your business. Thorp is a progressive, business-friendly community interested in development that offers numerous amenities to new residents including a community pool, library, ample park space, and excellent schools.  Here's what Thorp has to offer new, expanding, or relocating businesses:

  • Three active TIF Districts—tax increment can be used to pay for infrastructure
  • Located on Highway 29—the major 4-lane highway connecting the Twin Cities and the Fox Valley
  • Potential for rail access—located on an active Canadian National line
  • Half an hour from Hwy 53 and the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
  • Less than an hour from I-39 & I-94
  • Less than 2 hours from Mississippi River access at Hudson, WI
  • Water & Sewer Utilities suited to handle industrial expansion
  • Conveniently located near UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Technical Colleges—for an educated workforce or continuing education opportunities

Retail Market Data


Considering Thorp for a new business, or a business expansion or relocation?  Click below for 2012 Retail Market data for a 10-minute market area around the City of Thorp.

Thorp 10-Minute Market Data


City-Owned Land for Sale

The City of Thorp has land for sale in its West-Side Industrial Park. Located in Thorp's recently amended TID#4 and on the northeast corner of CTH X (W. Stanley St.) and Tieman Avenue, this inexpensive land is waiting to be developed.  It's zoned Light Industrial, and there are still approximately 30 acres available.  Contact City Hall at (715) 669-5371or email administrator@cityofthorp.com for more information.

Private Development

Commercial lots available for development in the FCS complex on the Southeast corner of the intersection of Hwy 29 and STH73/CR-M.  Call Bill Scholfield at (715) 574-7007 for more information.

Existing Retail Space for Lease

1076 square feet of prime local retail space is available for lease.  This storefront, located adjacent to health care and retail facilities and the local grocery store with a 4500-5000 weekly customer count, offers many features including; handicapped accessible, private bathroom, year to year lease, landlord responsible for snow removal, building and street signage available.  Contact Cheryl at (715) 669-5507 or thorpsupervalu@thorpwisconsin.com.