Experience the "Rural Renaissance"
Stanley City Hall
116 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 155
Stanley, WI 54768
Stanley City Clerk Email: email@example.com
Located in eastern Chippewa County, Stanley is right off Hwy. 29 with easy access to Hwy. 53 and I-94. Stanley maintains its small town charm, despite its growth. City parks and a campground serve recreational needs, and a community fitness center and pool are prized community assets.
Stanley is known for the "Rural Renaissance" that it has been experiencing since the Stanley Correctional Institution and the Ace Ethanol plant began operations. These employers added over 400 jobs to this community. Two additional manufacturing plants are in the planning stage, adding another 55-60 jobs. An Innovative Bio-Technologies plant will use the world's first commercial application of the Biorefining's Bio-Extraction Process to extract hydrocolloids and specialty sugars from sugar beet pulp. Over $40 million in infrastructure investments has been made to accommodate these growing developments.
Stanley is located strategically on Highway 29. It is located approximately halfway between Green Bay and the Twin Cities of St. Paul/Minneapolis and thus is easily accessible to large population centers.The Canadian National Railroad serves the community and is capable of moving manufactured products to national markets or bringing in raw materials to industrial plants in the city.
Today Stanley is experiencing a Rural Renaissance.The Stanley Correctional Institution opened in the fall of 2002 and it houses 1,500 inmates and employs slightly over 400.In July 2002 Ace Ethanol became the first large-scale producer of the ethanol in the State of Wisconsin. In July 2004 Ace doubled its production and now produces 40 million gallons of ethanol annually.The plant benefits grain farmers as 14 million bushels of corn are purchased annually. Currently two additional plants are in the planning stages and when completed the three plants will make up a cluster of industries that will be capable of using by-products from ethanol production. Both plants are expected to use cutting edge technology. Total investment in these plants is expected to be in excess of $125 million dollars.
The City of Stanley has a city council that has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to work with major industries and has aggressively laid the foundation for the development of both industries and businesses in the city.Since 1998 Stanley has spent over $15 million dollars expanding its infrastructure in order to serve new development in the city. At the same time the city also purchased 420 acres of land along Highway 29. One of the major parcels has been planned for businesses and residential development and one parcel is being planned for industrial development. With 200 acres of land set aside for an Industrial Park the city has hired a consulting firm to plan for railroad access and has also been working very closely with the Canadian National Railroad in order to best plan and use this resource.The city has also worked very closely with the State Department of Transportation to plan major interchanges near the Industrial Park and near a new hospital located on the eastern edge of the city.Both of the planned interchanges are a part of the city�s official map for future planning purposes.
Stanley is a progressive community that had a new hospital open in November 2003. Operated under one roof is a 24-bed inpatient hospital, surgical suites, outpatient facilities including kidney dialysis and cardiac rehabilitation, a medical clinic and emergency care. State of the art equipment is available to provide quality services.A drive around the community shows evidence of new business and housing developments.Quality of life amenities include a community Fitness Center and Olympic size swimming pool attached to the local public high school. The city has beautiful parks that have walking and bike paths and a campground. Stanley is in the heart of good hunting and fishing.
Stanley is truly a community for all seasons and its slogan is �Stanley, a City Keeping Up With The Times.� Visitors are always welcome and industry and new businesses interested in considering the city are invited to make an inquiry at 715-644-5758. The city stands ready to use its full resources to assist.
Community page: www.stanleywi.com