What can The GRID do for you?

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.

Latest Buzz

April Quick links

Get connected to the the latest small business news and resources. In this month’s quick links, we connect you to stories on funding for new and existing businesses.   Investing in […]

New Virtual Business Incubator Program Starting soon – Scholarships Available!

The GRID is announcing the launch of a new 6 week boot camp for businesses and startups in the Food, Hospitality, and Retail sectors.  This program will be completely virtual […]

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Innovation in Action

Learn more about innovation in our community below.

New Virtual Business Incubator Program Starting soon – Scholarships Available!

The GRID is announcing the launch of a new 6 week boot camp for businesses and startups in the Food, Hospitality, and Retail sectors.  This program will be completely virtual […]

Innovator in Action – New North Magazine

Creative, informative, and uplifting, the New North Magazine encompasses the true spirit of the Northwoods.  Watch their informative and exciting interview here and head to their facebook page to find […]

Innovator in Action – Art Start

More than Art and Culture, Art Start is a community activator.  In this month’s Innovator in Action video interview we learn more about the ways Art Start sparks creative thinking, […]

Say ‘Hello’ to our team, and we may even feature you as one of our Innovation in Action profiles!