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Nearly every action taken by the executive and legislative branches of state government affects local government. Counties need to play a pivotal role in these actions and the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is the organization through which dialogue and cooperation can occur.


As an organization, WCA works diligently to provide services to our membership that allow them to serve their constituents in the most effective manner possible.

WBD, Inc.’s mission is to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, create jobs and build communities.


The cornerstone of WBD's success is providing access to the SBA 504 loan product. Available exclusively from not-for-profit Certified Development Companies (CDC), the SBA 504 loan fulfills the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) public policy objective to support small businesses and create jobs in our communities through long-term, fixed-rate financing.


Since 1981, WBD has helped fund over 2,500 businesses and created over 65,000 jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. WBD is now consistently one of the top ten most active, of the nearly 250, CDC’s in the country. WBD participates in hundreds of projects each year with Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan  lenders and serves as an integral hub in every project. 



Enhancing the quality of life for all as we age—not just serving our nearly 38 million members—is our mission. At its heart, the work that AARP and its affiliates do can be summed up in just 12 words: “We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.” It’s all about real possibilities.

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Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible, affordable compassionate health care.


The Health System serves Wisconsin with more than 11,000 employees including over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs.

Cedar Corporation is a Community Infrastructure, Architectural and Environmental Services firm with four (4) office locations across the State of Wisconsin.


Founded in 1975, they have grown to more than 90 employees who are dedicated to the principles on which the firm was established: professionalism, high quality service, and excellent communication with our clients. We attribute our success in achieving our clients’ goals to our dedication to providing outstanding service and fostering lasting relationships in our communities.




The state agency that provides a range of services and programs, from operations, technology, and logistical support for the state, to assistance programs for low-income homes, to state gaming.


Grow North is investor/member driven by generous donations and sponsorship of events.

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The UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship helps entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development professionals to achieve their goals.

We provide expert consulting, educational resources and data services at low or no cost.

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Wisconsin cities and villages share ideas and learn from one another, to train and provide information to the people elected and appointed to govern those cities and villages.


We live, work and play throughout ColumbiaDaneDodgeGreenIowaJeffersonRock, and Sauk Counties. Our Region boasts game-changing research and development while playing a critical role in the global supply chain marketplace. 

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PSE is a a full-service engineering and consulting firm consisting of experienced and professional engineers, economists, and financial analysts with a focus on the electric power and industrial sectors. 

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Offers a number of programs and services in support of business development within the State of Wisconsin.


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Deb Brown
Sandy Decker
Wendy Gehlhoff
Florence County Economic Development Corp
Kelly Klein
Iron County Development Zone
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