Vilas County Economic Development Corporation

From financial assistance and business planning to a vast network of support, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation provides the expertise for current and new business, entrepreneurs and remote workers to be successful in our beautiful Northwoods – all at no charge. Please contact us for more information at (715) 337-0061 or kathy@vilascountyedc.org

About

Imagine this scenario: After communicating with international clients, you take a break to stretch your legs and walk out to the water – and we are not talking about an office water cooler. We are envisioning crystal-clear lake water, surrounded by pine forest where you take a refreshing deep breath. Refreshed, you head back to your computer to continue developing a software program.

Totally real? Yes! This could be your reality if you were living and working in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Heavily forested Vilas County, in northeastern Wisconsin on the Michigan border, is blessed with water. Of its 874 square miles, 144 square miles of it is water or 1,300 lakes and rivers, and the million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, making it a true paradise for kayaking and swimming, fishing, ice fishing, waterskiing, hiking, and bicycling, and ideal for ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts. Those who also see fabulous shopping through quaint shops, and world-class resorts and restaurants on the lake, Vilas County is truly paradise.

While it is true that tourism is important in the region, the face of economic development is changing in a way not dreamed of before the advent of broadband technology.  Because of the development of broadband access, you can pursue a meaningful career and live in this beautiful place year-round and not just vacation here. It’s a place where you can have a Silicon Valley income while enjoying a north woods cost of living. It truly is a region where you can live, work and play. 

From financial assistance and business planning to a vast network of support, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation provides the expertise for current and new business, entrepreneurs and remote workers to be successful in our beautiful Northwoods – all at no charge. Please contact us for more information at (715) 337-0061 or kathy@vilascountyedc.org

 

 

Services Provided

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Accelerator
  • Entrepreneurial Hub
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Government Funding
  • Insurance Requirements

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training and Education

  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Kathy Schmitz
Address
521 E. Wall Street
PO Box 1621
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone
(715) 337-0061