Why choose Wood County?

Wood County, Wisconsin and adjacent areas are at the heart of everything Wisconsin has to offer to innovative and growing businesses. The region is well connected to the U.S. through an efficient network of Interstate highways, Interstate-quality state roads, and the CN railway. It is strategically positioned between Minneapolis, Minn. and Milwaukee, Wis. Our area provides companies with the speed and flexibility they need for transporting raw materials, finished goods and quality service.

Located within our municipal partners there are seven business parks which offer a variety of sites ready for development. Our communities have a solid base of motivated and highly skilled workers with valuable experience in industries such as healthcare, food processing, agriculture, and paper production. This workforce is continually strengthened by high-quality schools and a variety of higher education providers that deliver workplace-focused training. Our healthcare resources are among the state’s best, delivering top-quality care and presenting growth opportunities for the local economy.

Central Wisconsin offers more than just commercial advantages. The extraordinary quality of life here led Forbes Magazine to rank Wisconsin Rapids, a local community in our region, fifth among the nation’s best small cities to raise a family in. We’re surrounded by breathtaking woodlands and crystal-clear rivers and lakes that make us a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, watersports, or simply witnessing the majesty of nature, you will feel right at home in Wood County, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas.

How can REGI help?

The Regional Economic Growth Initiative (REGI) of Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public/private funded organization serving the needs of Central Wisconsin. It is an economic development organization that provides assistance to businesses, investors and site selectors in collaboration with municipalities and other regional partners. REGI’s tasks include: 1) business retention and expansion, 2) attraction of new opportunities, 3) increasing jobs and investments, 4) supporting startups and entrepreneurs, and 5) positioning the region to prosper in dynamic economies.

Contact us today for site selection assistance, to inquire about business involvement, or to learn more about investment opportunities.