Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation

Grow North is a catalyst for economic prosperity in the Northwoods region.


As a regional economic development corporation, Grow North focuses on initiatives that will improve the overall business climate in the region. Grow North seeks solutions to issues that are common to the entire region, such as workforce development, technology infrastructure, transportation and healthcare to name a few examples. This is done through careful consideration of what local economic development organizations are doing, with the goal being to collaborate, and never duplicate, services. Through collaboration, regional economic development and local economic development can, and does, provide different dimensions to improving the overall economy.

Current areas of focus for the Grow North region include: 

  • Workforce Cultivation
  • Workforce Housing
  • Rural Prosperity 
  • Broadband

Grow North serves 8 counties and 3 tribal nations in the furthest Northeast corner of Wisconsin. This includes Forest, Florence, Langlade, Lincoln, Oconto, Oneida, Marinette, and Vilas Counties. Tribal nations include the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Sokaogon Chippewa Community (Mole Lake), and the Forest County Potawatomi Community. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Space and Equipment

  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Brittany Beyer
Nicolet College- Northwoods Center 5364 College Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501