Although mining has left, it has paved the way for a wide variety of other industries which, along with agriculture and tourism, create a successful economic blend. Dodgeville, which has a population of 4,220, is home to several internationally recognized companies. Lands’ End, direct merchants of clothing, linens, and luggage, moved to Dodgeville in 1978 and has since reached sales in excess of $1 billion.
New Glarus is a nice place to live and it attracts a certain kind of shopkeeper. Our local shopkeepers consider this village their home and their shops reflect the pride they feel in being part of this community.