Business Assistance

Wisconsin’s Forest County Economic Development Partnership works with new or experienced entrepreneurs to help build and/or sustain successful businesses in Forest County. We develop strong relationships that allow local businsses to tap into the expertise of area leaders, and provide them with access to a variety of local, state and federal resources.

Continuing Educational Opportunities

Our 140 year history with lumber serves as a strong foundation for a great workforce, brimming with ambition and a strong work ethic. Workers here are resourceful and vastly trainable. Through our partnership with Nicolet College, with educational sites both in Crandon and within the Forest County Potawatomi Community, we have ample opportunities for continuing education and training. (See our Helpful Links page to learn more about our local educational institutions.)

Forest County Business – National Successes

The business climate in Forest County is energized with companies whose products are marketed on the local and national stage. Well known for the hardworkings and ingenious people, over one century in the wood industry dating back to the pioneering days of the 1870’s gives a distinct advantage and tradition.

Numerous products have been and continue to be produced from sustainably managed forests with practices first developed by legends such as WD Connor nearly a century ago.

Economic Development Proposal Form

Proposals will be considered at the next FCEDP Executive Board meeting. If approved for an immediate project slot you may be required to provide additional information. All enterprise proposals are evaluated based on their support of the Mission, achievability and prospective advancement of Forest County. Any necessary and available grants, revolving loan funds and other enterprise support will be considered. Download Proposal Form.


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Business Retention

The future strength of the economy of Wisconsin’s Forest economy is highly dependent upon the success and growth of businesses that already exist in Forest County. The Forest County Economic Development Partnership works with existing businesses on an ongoing basis to determine the health and strength of the local economy. The FCEDP executive director and …

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Entrepreneurial Services

The Forest County Economic Development Partnership is a great resource for anyone thinking about starting a new business in Wisconsin’s Forest County. We have the programs, people and a developing track record of helping businesses of all sizes succeed. FCEDP wants to continue to nurture a strong entrepreneurial community spirit in Wisconsin’s Forest County County. …

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Export Assistance

Entering the international marketplace requires a clear understanding of foreign business trends and practices. The Forest County Economic Development Partnership is a partner in the Northeast Wisconsin International Business Development Program, which provides expert consulting services for businesses considering global expansion, as well as for businesses already participating in the international marketplace. Development Services Product/market …

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Financing & Incentives

The Forest County Economic Development Partnership specializes in securing financial assistance for businesses expanding or relocating to Wisconsin’s Forest County. We work closely with numerous local, state and federal agencies and have acquired the skills and contacts that enable us to help businesses in search of financial assistance easily cut through any red tape. If …

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Industrial Parks

The industrial parks in both Crandon and Laona offer great access through major highway arteries, 32 and 8. Businesses are eligible for low cost sites and other financial incentives. Contact us and we will gladly provide details and assistance. Crandon Industrial Park Available Acres: 14 Zoning: Industrial Price: Negotiable UTILITIES: Water/Sewer: Municipal Electric: Available Gas: …

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Workforce Development

The business climate of Wisconsin’s Forest County is energized with companies whose products are marketed on the local and international stage. A skilled workforce, brimming with ambition and a strong work ethic, helps foster their success. Workers here are resourceful and well educated. The Rhinelander campus of Nicolet Area Technical College and Northcentral Technical College …

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