Annual State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages Report

“The State of Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages” is a combination of data analysis and local government survey information prepared annually for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. 

2018 State of Cities and Villages Cover

2018 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report

The 2018 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report (PDF)

Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages Benefit from Recovery, But Growth is Uneven: Report Also Finds Potential Increase in “Dark Store” Appeals (PDF)
"While Wisconsin’s cities and villages continue to benefit from the long economic recovery, the results have been unequal with smaller communities often seeing less progress, according to a report released today by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities."

cover 2017 State of WI Cities and Villages report

2017 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report

The 2017 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report (PDF) 

We're In It Together Wisconsin, 2nd Annual State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report, column by Jerry Deschane, League Executive Director
"Cities and villages in Wisconsin are investing in the future while they recognize that in order to thrive, they need strong schools and plenty of job opportunities. A recent analysis of 2015 spending patterns revealed that, for the second year in a row, municipal spending for development jumped more than 20% compared to the prior year. At the same time, in response to a question about future growth drivers, city & village leaders cited good schools and plentiful job opportunities as the most important factors necessary to attract citizens in the future."

2017 State of Wisconsin Cities and Villages Report (PDF) (PowerPoint)
Presented by Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, at the League's Chief Executives Workshop, August 25, 2017.

2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages

2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report

The 2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages Report (PDF)

Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages Weathered Recession, But Challenges Remain (PDF)
"Since the Great Recession, Wisconsin’s cities and villages have maintained critical services despite no significant increases in local or state revenue. But challenging times are just around the corner for local road systems, and Wisconsin’s smallest communities are still waiting for the economy to recover fully, according to a new report sponsored by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities."