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The GRID (Guiding Rural Innovation and Development) is a collaborative economic development initiative focused on building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Wisconsin to generate a vibrant and diverse rural economy.

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Your Gateway to Northwoods Innovation

We are dedicated to showcasing innovation and growing entrepreneurship in the Northwoods region of Wisconsin.

Whatever your passion, learn how to transform your idea into a Northwoods enterprise.

Find the steps, tips and resources you need to start a business.

Plan, market, hire, promote and grow your business with these resources.

Ready for funding? Find out how to get business loans, grants and equity funding.

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Welcome to The GRID

Welcome to the GRID, Guiding Rural Innovation and Development.

The Grind: November 2020 Newsletter

Read the GRID Grind, our September 2020 newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Jan 09

Preparing for Entrepreneurial Success

January 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jan 16

Preparing for Entrepreneurial Success

January 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Innovation in Action

Learn more about innovation in our community below.

As the pandemic grinds on, the Northwoods beckons many

Kathy Schmitz, executive director of the Vilas County Economic Development Corp., says she’s been getting calls every week from people craving the outdoors and wanting to come to the area.

With Broadband Comes Growth: Digital Infrastructure Spurs Company in Vilas Co.

Learn why broadband has been critical to one company’s growth in Vilas County.

Black Forest Pub and Grille

Grow North Economic Development Corporation is highlighting a select number of resilient businesses in its region. Black Forest, located in Three Lakes, WI (Oneida County) has been a mainstay in […]

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