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

Supporting Small Business: Black History Month

To honor their business achievements during  Black History Month, The GRID is bringing you a few links to some informative articles on the history and growth of African American Business […]

February Quick Links

Your quick links to the latest small business related news In this month’s quick links, we connect you to stories on helping small businesses with Ecommerce and Digital Marketing. 12 […]

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Innovation in Action

Learn more about innovation in our community below.

Innovators In Action

Three Lakes Center for the Arts, Three Lakes, WI

Innovator In Action

Mark Ferris – Little Pine Motel, Crandon, WI

Innovator In Action

Stacey Jameson – Jameson’s Whisky Darlin, Crandon, WI

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

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