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.

North Central Wisconsin Regional Health Pandemic Assessment

The purpose of this plan is to analyze various county and tribal response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify approaches to better address future pandemics. The overarching goal is to better prepare the region for future public health related disruptions.

The North Central Wisconsin Regional Health Pandemic Assessment Plan seeks to analyze county and tribal public health responses to coronavirus within the Region and to create recommendations that would assist counties and tribal entities to better manage health related disruptions in the future. The goals of this assessment include:

Analyzing county and tribal response to the COVID-19 pandemic including

1. Identifying key priority areas

2. Analyzing what did and did not work well and where additional support was needed to maintain best practices

3. Creating recommendations to better deal with future pandemic and health related disruptions

North Central Wisconsin Regional Recovery Plan

The purpose of this plan is to guide economic stabilization, recovery, and resiliency efforts within the North Central Wisconsin Region in the face of the current pandemic as well as future events that cause economic shocks. The goal of this plan is to develop a set of strategies that will help the Region’s local economies recover from and become more resilient to economic shocks by identifying best-practice strategies that help spur economic stabilization and recovery in the wake of economic shocks and that will help build local economic resilience. Helping local recovery and resiliency efforts will help the regional economy as a whole recover and grow back even stronger than before the disaster struck.

As part of the planning process, five foundational pillars were identified as being crucial for the future prosperity of North Central Wisconsin. These five pillars include: Broadband, Childcare, Housing & Transportation, Workforce & Talent Attraction, and Tourism & Hospitality.

Click to access the Regional Recovery Plan

The Regional Recovery Plan contains the following chapters:

1 – Introduction

2 – Economic Environment

3 – The Disruption

4 – Analysis of Foundational Pillars

5 – Regional Recovery Strategy

Assessment Reports

As part of the Regional Recovery Plan planning process, five Assessment Reports were prepared covering the five foundational pillars identified by the Advisory Committee as being critical for a strong economic recovery and increasing economic resilience within North Central Wisconsin: Broadband, Childcare, Housing & Transportation, Workforce & Talent Attraction, and Tourism & Hospitality.

Each of the Assessment Reports contains the following six sections:

  • Introduction
  • Status
  • Issues
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Benefits of Improving the Status of Each Pillar
  • Vision

Access to each Assessment Report is available below:

Broadband Assessment Report

Childcare Assessment Report

Housing & Transportation Assessment Report

Workforce & Talent Attraction Assessment Report

Tourism & Hospitality Assessment Report

Regional Recovery Dashboard

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.

Regional Economic Profile 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.

Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC)

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is a multi-entity group. The goal of the consortium is to build and sustain a multi-participant program to acquire digital orthoimagery and elevation data throughout Wisconsin. The WROC approach brings a number of potential benefits to participants including cost savings, specifications and standards support, customized datasets, data sharing between members and partners, and procurement support.

Next round

The next round of WROC is underway. North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) will once again coordinate and lead the Consortium. In 2021, the RPC extended its agreement with Ayres Associates to facilitate the Consortium and provide geospatial services to its members and partners.

There will be options for participation in 2023, 2024, and 2025. A number of member counties will be going to a 3-year cycle starting in 2023. Another group of counties will fly in 2024.The largest group will participate again in 2025, keeping the consistency of the 5-year cycle. Member counties flying in 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be eligible for partner funding.

The aerial mapping services provided under WROC will continue to evolve to meet the needs of local government members and partner organizations. This will be achieved through a coordinated, county-by-county approach over the next three years, with participation peaking in 2025. Program representatives will work with all private, federal, and state partners to build the program into regional datasets. WROC has a stated goal of achieving statewide coverage by the end of 2025.

WROC representatives will be hosting meetings across the state to discuss the consortium approach and participation options for 2023-25. If you are interested in meeting, please contact program managers Andy Faust or Zach Nienow

Annual Report 2020

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 47th Annual Report. With your continued support, we look forward to another successful year in 2021.