Washburn County

Economic Development Corporation 

As a society, we’ve been asked to socially distance ourselves from each other, which is no easy task for the social people of NW Wisconsin. We are a people that have figured out how to socialize in the middle of a frozen lake on the coldest days of winter. We are a people that gather to support each other and rally in times of trials and tribulations. And so, when rallying to support each other’s well-being means separating ourselves from each other, it seems contrary to who we are as a people.  Right now, the responsible action is to make sure that what we do is what’s best for the common good.  

Due to quickly changing events, additions of programs, changes to those programs, be sure to follow our Facebook page for the most updated programs available.  

We've created a new tab, Covid-19 to try to organize some of the response efforts to this crisis.

In addition, our Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 16th, 2020 @ 7:30am.  All members are welcome to attend.  The agenda, and instructions on how to register for the Zoom meeting can be found here. Furthermore, any member can join our monthly board meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting.  Registration information can be found here.


Welcome to Washburn County

Washburn County is an amazing place to live and work. Growing villages and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes, streams and rivers for all types of recreational enjoyment.

Washburn County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) welcomes you to the “Future of the North” with its abundant natural scenic beauty and its numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. Washburn County is not only a great tourist destination, but is also a great place to work, live and raise a family. WCEDC can assist you in starting a new business, expanding your business or relocating your business to Washburn County.

Business planning and technical assistance to new and existing business

WCEDC can help you put your business plan together or get you the help you need to put together a viable business plan. We can steer you toward established other services such as accounting and legal. We can help research what incentives are available from a variety of resources to help you start, expand and maintain your business.

Referral to business resources

WCEDC works with local, state and federal agencies to provide direction and assistance in new business development and business expansion.

Work with area lenders on innovative approaches to finance business

WCEDC works with area lenders as well as the Washburn County Industrial Development Agency (WCIDA) for financing opportunities for businesses. WCEDC can assist in providing direction and making application for a WCIDA loan through the Revolving Loan Fund.

Assist in finding industrial/commercial sites and facilities

WCEDC works with area realtors, city, village and township leaders to provide information on industrial and commercial sites, area Tax Incremental Districts and Industrial Parks.

Business training needs

WCEDC provides coordination and collaboration in developing and implementing business training programs often in collaboration with local technical colleges, Wisconsin Workforce Development and the University of Wisconsin Extension System. WCEDC works with local school districts and the business community to establish a line of communication on education needs and issues and has formed an education advisory panel to assist in this goal.

Washburn County Economic Development Corporation
208 Vine Street
Spooner WI 54801
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