Business Resource Guide

The GRID (
The GRID (Guiding Rural Innovation and Development) is a collaborative economic development initiative focused on building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Wisconsin to generate a vibrant and diverse rural economy.
P: (715) 365-4425

Grow North (
Grow North is investor/member driven by generous donations and sponsorship of events. Some funding comes from the State of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation as well as other state agencies that assist with funding through various grants for projects. They currently focus on Workforce Cultivation, Housing and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
P: (715) 365-4468

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is committed to creating and maintaining a business climate that allows you to maximize your potential. Working with more than 600 statewide partners, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions and industry groups, they’re enhancing our communities, supporting business development, advancing industry innovation, tapping global markets and developing a talented workforce to help Wisconsin realize its full economic potential.
P: 608-210-6700

Small Business Development Center – Stevens Point Team (
The Wisconsin SBDC offers consulting, education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources, whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to improve your business.
P: (715) 346-2288

Workforce Development

Keep pace with changing job demands, advance in your career, start a business, or make your existing business more successful. These resources can help you with your company’s workforce development.

Job Center of Wisconsin – Northern Advantage Job Center (
The Job Centers of Wisconsin promotes employment in the state through assisting in job searches, workforce development, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, and so much more.
P: (715) 365-1500

North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (
The mission of the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB) is to cultivate a skilled and competitive workforce which meets the demands of employers in the region.
P: (715) 204-1640
E: [email protected]

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (
The DWD builds and strengthens Wisconsin’s workforce by providing employment services, training and placement, among other things.
P: (608) 266-3131