ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - In the last year eight new businesses have made their way to the city of Onalaska.
Businesses like HOM furniture, Angelini's restaurant, Mainstream Boutique and CherryBerry frozen yogurt.
Onalaska Mayor Joe Chilsen says because of the growth the city's tax base has increased by $58 million dollars.
And it doesn't seem to be slowing down, as there are an additional 4 businesses that will soon be opening or expanding.
Mayor Chilsen says "we have a lot of activity going on and a high tide raises all boats, so everybody in the community benefits from that."
However, he says "that does mean we're stretched a little bit thinner, with growth comes necessary growth of the service area, and we are in the middle of a budget process right now and we are taking that into account."
In addition to the boom in business, St. Patrick's School on Main Street plans to add more classrooms and expand their cafeteria.
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