Location: We’re well connected! Our central location and airport/highway/rail transportation links makes us a crossroads of commercial and leisure activity, providing broad-based opportunities for individuals and businesses.
Economy: We have a clear mission - grow businesses, grow jobs, and create a robust economy and broadly shared prosperity. To achieve our mission, we provide direct services to Wisconsin Rapids businesses, including permitting assistance, financing, advocacy, location assistance and the development of successful business districts.
Workforce/Education: We have more than 34,500 workers in Wood County, as well as 415,000 workers who live within a 75-mile commute of our businesses. The Midwest work-ethic values reflected by these skilled and productive workers are embraced and nurtured in our community schools and colleges. Our local K-12 districts are ranked among the most proficient in Wisconsin, ensuring that students are ready for opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, metal fabrication and welding, wood carpentry, petroleum-based production, and a spectrum of engineering specialties.
Lifestyle/Tourism: The majestic Wisconsin River cascades through the center of our picturesque community, located in the heart of cranberry country. Scenic natural resources support an array of year-round outdoors activities; while our museums, Performing Arts Center, Cultural Center and library host a range of exhibits, performances and special events.