Economic Development

The City of Lodi is a unique community in Columbia County, close to Madison, the interstate, and Lake Wisconsin. Home to just over 3,000 residents and numerous businesses, Lodi provides a small town environment, with proximity to big city amenities. There is a standing Economic Development Committee of the Common Council which focuses on making Lodi an easy place to start and grow a business.


Business Plans & Permits


Below are helpful documents for existing or start-up businesses:

Revolving Loan Fund


The City has developed a Revolving Loan Fund to assist local businesses. The goal of this business stimulation program is improvement of the business climate through preservation and development of:
  • Cultural Amenities
  • Historical Atmosphere
  • Natural Environment
  • Tourism
Apply online if interested in securing a revolving loan.

The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation also has a revolving loan fund to assist existing and new businesses.