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About the VCEDC


To create a successful public-private partnership that stimulates sustainable economic growth throughout Vilas County.


We are building a stronger Northwoods economy by supporting current business, attracting remote workers, entrepreneurs and expanding businesses, and making Vilas County a broadband destination. We are reinventing Vilas County’s economy for future generations and we do whatever it takes to make your business dreams a reality – all at no charge.


Connect resources to the various sector partners of Vilas County to improve the economic future of the county and the quality of life for all residents.

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Our History

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation grew out the Vilas County Board’s Economic Development Committee formed in May 2008.

The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, quasi-governmental organization helping public, business and nongovernmental sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation within Vilas County.

Our Focus

There are five main components of economic development that the VCEDC focused on:

  • Organizational Capacity and Leadership
  • Infrastructure
  • Business Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Community Cash Flow

Strategic Priorities

VCEDC strategies for economic development include:

  • Connect Information and Knowledge within the Business Community
  • Link entrepreneurs with Needed Skills and Resources
  • Provide Technical Assistance Planning to Communities
  • Drive Financial and Operational Sustainability

Our Target

The VCEDC will also focus on newer strategies for economic development, targeting efforts such as:

  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Community Initiatives
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Growing Community Philanthropy
  • Regional economic development

Want to learn why Vilas County is one of the best places to live, work, and play?

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