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Hartford, Wisconsin is a community with a growing population of diverse and skilled individuals. Investments in community amenities, events, and housing options ensure that we remain a vibrant and appealing option for the talent you need for your business.

Cultivating a Highly Skilled Workforce

America is facing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage. Hartford is fortunate to draw talent from students of Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Washington County. Moraine graduates an average of 1400 students equipped to enter a variety of fields from technology to manufacturing. UW-Washington County graduates over 600 students in 30 fields of study.

Public education is the responsibility of two school systems. The School District of Hartford Joint No. 1 provides a quality educational experience for students in grades K-8 while the Hartford Union High School District (HUHS) provides a comprehensive education to students in grades 9-12 preparing them for college and career pathways. HUHS has established Co-op and Youth Apprentice programs, as well as an award-winning Career and Technical Education program.

We are a founding member of the Washington County Workforce Alliance, a coalition of employers and educators whose mission is to provide a knowledgeable and sustainable pipeline of talent to support business growth in Washington County. HADC also supports The Mill, a young professionals networking group (age 18-40) created to connect our developing leaders and engage them in the Hartford community. 

Fast Facts

  • 7 out of 20 largest Washington County private sector employers are located in Hartford
  • 5th Fastest Growing City (among the top 100) in Wisconsin
  • Expanding industrial park footprint with multi-million dollar infrastructure investment from the City of Hartford
  • Investment in downtown housing options with new 82-unit apartment complex

Investing in Our Workforce

HADC, in agreement with WCTC, provides ongoing skills training classes easily accessible to Hartford employees. View the class schedule.