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551 South County Road M

Rail Accessible Industrial Site


Gold Shovel Certification Information


This 11.41 acre rail accessible site is gold shovel certified, ready for development! With the potential for a building footprint of up to 100,000 square feet the site is ready for all of your light industrial needs.



The site is located on the east side of Evansville with immediate  access to highway 14 and only 16 miles from interstate 90 via Janesville. Madison is only 21 miles away, also via highway 14.





There is also access to rail via the Union Pacific rail line that runs along the entire south side of the site and allows connectivity to almost every major metro west of Chicago including several intermodal facilities.




Why Evansville?

Evansville Wisconsin is an ideal location to locate your business as it located perfectly between Madison and Janesville with access to a labor force of nearly 470,000 within 30 miles. There is quick access to interstate 90 and Madison via highway 14 along with rail access via Union Pacific.



Evansville is also cost friendly, boasting the lowest cost of living within a 30 minute drive of Madison. Our municipal owned utility service can work with your business to control costs and touts one of the lowest downtime rates in the nation. The city has been recognized as a green leader in 

Wisconsin and a Wisconsin Energy Independent Community based on our initiatives focused on energy conservation and renewable energy.


As for higher education and vocational training there are several nearby 4-year universities as well as many technical colleges within an hour drive; notably the University of Wisconsin – Madison, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Edgewood College, Madison Colleges, and Blackhawk Technical College. 



Beyond doing business, Evansville is a quiet, safe, and friendly historic town. There are beautiful parks and green spaces, which makes Evansville a very walkable and family friendly place to live. stated that Evansville is “one of the best places to live in Wisconsin” and the “best place to raise a family in Rock County”.



For more information on the city owned 551 South County Road M site or other available properties within Evansville please contact the City at 608-882-2266. 

Meet Our Staff


Colette Spranger

Community Development Director



Jason Sergeant

City Administrator