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Ripon... Spectacular Place To Have A Business!

When deciding where to locate your business, look no further than Historic Ripon, Wisconsin. If your business would benefit from being located in a distinctive and unique setting, Ripon is the place for you.

A thriving business center, Ripon's historic downtown delivers a multitude of offerings for business owners seeking opportunity. Ripon's downtown – a carefully revitalized historic district complete with more than 100 shops, restaurants and businesses – draws visitors, residents and college students year-round.

Investors and entrepreneurs who locate their businesses in Ripon's downtown benefit from a multitude of support services offered through Ripon Main Street, an organization committed to furthering economic development, existing business retention and new business development and profitability.

Historic Downtown Ripon, Coolest Small Town in America!

Nowhere is Ripon’s unique history and varied influences more evident than in the vibrant downtown area, which is as much a window to its future as it is a mirror to its past. Few cities of Ripon’s size offers such an eclectic mix of architecture, shops and dining in one convenient place. In one short stroll you’ll find kitschy boutiques, fine jewelry, furniture and funky vintage shops, just to name a few.

In 2011, Budget Travel magazine named Ripon one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America,” but don’t take their word for it. Visit Ripon and experience the excitement first-hand.

For more information regarding the benefits of locating your business in the Watson Street National Historic District, visit www.downtownripon.com or contact the Ripon Main Street office at 920-748-7466.


~ Immediate storefront vacancies
~ Turn-key spaces ready to open fast
~ Historically renovated locations
~ For Lease and For Sale sites
~ Major redevelopment areas


~ Newly Renovated Commercial and Residential Spaces
~ Downtown workforce provides bonus daytime customer opportunities
~ Good summer tourist and holiday shopping traffic
~ Ripon College, a nationally acclaimed liberal arts institution
~ Ample parking with over 1,000 public spaces


~ Business planning assistance
~ Marketing & image development
~ Property identification and development
~ Web and social media consulting
~ Long-term business support
~ Free design services