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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.

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June Quick Links

Get connected to the latest small business news and resources. Join The GRID in celebrating Pride Month and learn about free resources to support LGBTQ owned businesses. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber [...]

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month and to celebrate we are highlighting Northwoods business founder, Bruce Walentowski of Crandon. Bruce discovered his passion for the floral industry during his teenage years. While [...]

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Innovation in Action

Learn more about innovation in our community below.

How to Make Money From a Small Hobby Farm

Article by: Chelsea Lamb of Business Pop chelsea@businesspop.net For many people, having a small farm is a choice that satisfies their lifestyle. This is a chance to be away from [...]

Innovator in Action

April's Innovators in Action are Christie Terkelson and Joe Reed, owners of Arbor Vitae's Northfork Fin & Filet American Grill.  Vilas County Economic Development featured the bustling business this month.  [...]

March Innovators In Action

This month's Innovators In Action come from Vilas County.  Submitted by our partners at Vilas County Economic Development, we see some of the new and exciting businesses that opened recently [...]

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