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About the VCEDC


To be the catalyst for economic innovation and sustainable regional prosperity that complements our pristine Northwoods environment and quality of life.


To build a strong, resilient Northwoods economy with an entrepreneurial mindset.


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 organization that supports current and new business, entrepreneurs, and remote workers with business planning, financial guidance, marketing/social media, and more.

Our volunteer working Board of Directors is composed of corporate CEOs from on a local, regional and national level, as well as area business leaders with business, financial, higher education, broadband, and healthcare backgrounds, to name several areas. All of our services are free of charge.

We are putting Vilas County 'on the map' as a broadband destination to live and work successfully in our beautiful and welcoming Northwoods environment.

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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