It is a great privilege to be able to lead the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation. We have a strong, diverse, volunteer working board whose members contribute their time, skills, experience, and money to ensure that the VCEDC can help enhance the economy and quality of life in the Northwoods. In partnership with the county, our townships, Nicolet College, the Lac du Flambeau Tribe and area business leaders, we offer a broad range of services and support for new and existing businesses and entrepreneurs.
Because of the continuing growth of high speed internet services throughout the county, which we have supported, it is now not only possible, but practical to live in the beautiful Northwoods and conduct business worldwide and we’re proud to see growth in the creation of new quality jobs and career opportunities in Vilas County.
With the support of area business leaders, we’ve also been able to provide matching grant funding to several area schools so they can provide Fab Labs for students. The knowledge and experience that the fab labs provide are key to helping students see that there are opportunities to become future business owners in the Northwoods.
We need your help to continue the economic development momentum that we’re seeing. We ask individuals and businesses to join us in financially supporting the VCEDC. We see more opportunities to support economic growth than we have the resources to address and we recognize that we must grow more private financial support for our efforts.
Our goal for our 2019 campaign is $150,000. These funds will help us provide more tools, more training and more resources for entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Vilas County. We also need to improve our reach to entrepreneurs and business owners outside of the Northwoods to promote the advantages of working and living in Vilas County.
Please join us.
VCEDC Board Chairman