Washburn County

Economic Development Corporation 


Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 15th, 2021 @ 7:30am.  All members are welcome to attend.  Please register by emailing joelz@washburncountyedc.org ahead of time to make sure we have enough room for the meeting.


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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