A message from the City Administrator
Welcome to the City of Middleton a vibrant urban ring city on the west side of Madison, the state capital. From 2005-2013, Middleton was honored by Money Magazine and CNN as one of the top ten small city places to live in the U.S. (under 50,000 population), including “America’s Best Place to Live” (2007). Our community offers the best of living and working in a small city while having all the great attributes of a dynamic larger city. Here are some of our most significant features:
• Corporate headquarters and /or primary facility for American Girl (Mattel), Capital Brewery, Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), Fiskars, Gilson Medical Instruments, Mead & Hunt Engineering, the National Mustard Museum, Natus Neurology (North America), PPD, Springs Window Fashions, Standard Imaging, Spectrum Brands and WTS Paradigm among many other great businesses in a dynamic regional economy.
• Public amenities include a nationally recognized Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry department maintaining numerous charming parks; a library that was named the “Library of the Year” for 2007 by the Wisconsin Library Association; nationally-accredited police department and senior center; a city-owned golf course; Middleton Municipal Airport—Morey Field; Capitol Ice arena; two Middleton historic museums, to name a few. The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, its high level of academic and co-curricular achievements, prominent athletic programs, outstanding staff and quality facilities such as the community’s Performing Arts Center are keys to the community’s success.
• A regional employment center, we are a net importer of employees—8,616 according to the 2010 Census--and an exporter of income to surrounding communities. Moreover, the City, Middleton Chamber of Commerce and Middleton Area Development Corporation have forged a sustainable and strong partnership in community development.