Centergy Economic Profile 2024

Every few years, NCWRPC updates basic demographic and economic development information in the form of County Profiles, which provide a snapshot of current economic trends and opportunities for economic growth. Included is a map of business park locations where acreage is available as well as contacts for various economic development agencies and programs.

Economic Profiles 2024

Every few years, NCWRPC updates basic demographic and economic development information in the form of County Profiles, which provide a snapshot of current economic trends and opportunities for economic growth. Included is a map of business park locations where acreage is available as well as contacts for various economic development agencies and programs.

Adams County
Forest County
Juneau County
Langlade County
Lincoln County
Marathon County
Oneida County
Portage County
Vilas County
Wood County
Centergy
Region

Regional Economic Profile 2024

Every few years, NCWRPC updates basic demographic and economic development information in the form of County Profiles, which provide a snapshot of current economic trends and opportunities for economic growth. Included is a map of business park locations where acreage is available as well as contacts for various economic development agencies and programs.

North Central Wisconsin Enterpreneurship Assessment

The North Central Wisconsin Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment examines how well the North Central Wisconsin Region is supporting entrepreneurs. The assessment contains a regional profile of the Region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem including business establishment trends, an overview of the five drivers of entrepreneurship and how they impact entrepreneurship throughout the Region, a summary of a survey sent out to local business owners throughout the Region, and recommendations intended to enhance the Region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The objectives of this report are to provide a better understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the North Central Wisconsin Region, and to develop actionable recommendations based on the findings of the assessment. These recommendations will help guide the Region’s efforts towards fostering long-term economic and entrepreneurial development initiatives.

Click to access the Regional Entrepreneurship Assessment

North Central Wisconsin Enterpreneurship Portal

North Central Wisconsin’s economy depends on entrepreneurs that are able to successfully start and manage companies, and on our ability to support existing businesses as well as attract new businesses. The North Central Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Portal supports entrepreneurs and business owners by providing access to information that can help them thrive.

The Entrepreneurship Portal identifies available funding opportunities for businesses; resources such as trainings, tools, and workshops & events to help support business development; organizations that support entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the region; and available spaces such as co-working spaces and business incubators throughout North Central Wisconsin.

Annual Report 2022

The Annual Report is prepared to provide interested local, state, and federal officials as well as citizens with an overview of the activities undertaken by the NCWRPC over the last year. The report highlights our five core work areas:

• Economic Development
• Geographic Information Systems
• Intergovernmental Cooperation
• Land Use, and
• Transportation

In addition, the report meets the requirements as outlined in Wisconsin Statute 66.0309(8)(b) for annual report preparation. This is our 49th Annual Report. With your continued support, we look forward to another successful year in 2023.

2022 North Central Region Industrial Park Inventory, Absorption, and Needs Study

In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) researched and inventoried all industrial parks across its 10-county region and determined total, vacant, and developed acreage of each park. These locations and calculations were verified by local staff when possible. NCWRPC also analyzed air photos from 2000, 2010, and 2020 within the boundary of each identified park to determine the rate at which lots were developed to forecast future acreage demand.

This study was funded by the Economic Development Administration’s Recovery Assistance funding under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) act. The goal of this project is to inventory industrial space and identify future need in the region. A variety of acreage calculations, maps for marketing purposes, and data to support industrial park-related infrastructure grant applications and planning decisions is provided.

North Central Wisconsin Regional Recovery Dashboard

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCWRPC was awarded a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist with the economic recovery of the Region. Part of the scope of work for the grant included the development of a Regional Recovery Plan. The Regional Recovery Plan includes both short-term and long-term strategies intended to guide the Region’s economic stabilization and recovery from current and future economic shocks and to help foster a resilient and sustainable North Central Wisconsin.

As the Region continues to recover from the pandemic and build towards a more prosperous future, local communities and organizations can use the North Central Wisconsin Regional Recovery Dashboard to help track the Region’s progress on issues that were identified in the Regional Recovery Plan as crucial to the prosperity of North Central Wisconsin.

Economic Profiles 2022

Every few years, NCWRPC updates basic demographic and economic development information in the form of County Profiles, which provide a snapshot of current economic trends and opportunities for economic growth. Included is a map of business park locations where acreage is available as well as contacts for various economic development agencies and programs.

Adams County
Forest County
Juneau County
Langlade County
Lincoln County
Marathon County
Oneida County
Portage County
Vilas County
Wood County
Region

Annual Report 2021

The Annual Report is prepared to provide interested local, state, and federal officials as well as citizens with an overview of the activities undertaken by the NCWRPC over the last year. The report highlights our five core work areas:

• Economic Development
• Geographic Information Systems
• Intergovernmental Cooperation
• Land Use, and
• Transportation

In addition, the report meets the requirements as outlined in Wisconsin Statute 66.0309(8)(b) for annual report preparation. This is our 48th Annual Report. With your continued support, we look forward to another successful year in 2022.