Engineering in Grant County WI
Grant County, Wisconsin, has a strong history in engineering, and it is due in large part to the strength of our K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Our K-12 schools average a graduation rate of over 95% and score consistently high in Standardized Testing scores. UW-Platteville is a nationally known college of engineering and sciences. In 2016, UW-P graduated 399 engineers, including degrees in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Software engineering. 2016 enrollment number in engineering was 2,654. UW-P will be constructing another new engineering building on their campus starting in 2018.
Because of this history and strength of engineering, the Army National Guard’s 829th Engineering Company is located in Platteville, as well as in other armories in southwest Wisconsin.
AVISTA, owned by Esterline, is an aviation engineering software business located in Platteville. They employ 200 software engineers, as well as support staff. AVISTA produces software utilized in the aviation industries, including the commercial airline industry. AVISTA is here because of our region’s engineering prowess.
Grant County strongly supports all business types. Industrial park land that is fully developed for any business type is available, and this land is often available for a discounted price. We have a variety of commercial buildings that are available to purchase or space to lease. Financing programs are also available to assist new and growing businesses.
If your business does engineering, then Grant County is the place to be.
UWP page has grad stats and types of engineering degrees.
UWP engineering website
UWP Engineering Graduation and Enrollment numbers by degree
829th Engineering Company
Army National Guard
Located in Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Richland Center
200+ software engineers, located in Platteville
Software and systems engineering for the aerospace, defense and medical industries
Esterline Control & Communication Systems AVISTA website