The Forest County Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP, a Public/Private Partnership) aims to increase economic development by supporting small businesses, facilitating community projects, and attracting new industries to the area all while maintaining Forest County’s natural resources, heritage, and cultural traditions. The FCEDP represents the joint efforts of multiple entities to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all residents of Forest County.

The FCEDP works collaboratively with: chambers of commerce, county, municipal, state, tribal and federal governments, Nicolet College, UW-Extension, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Grow North and the public on economic development matters.

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FCEDP Mission Statement
The mission of Forest County Economic Development Partnership is:

To improve the quality of life for all people of Forest County by cultivating appropriate economic development opportunities and sustaining positive socioeconomic conditions.


Forest County is located in northeast Wisconsin and is classified as a “rural” county. It is comprised of 15 towns, two Native American communities and one city (Crandon, its county seat). Its economy is largely derived from tourism, forestry and light manufacturing.


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