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WEDA 2020 Governor's Conference

WEDA 2020 Governor's Conference

Thursday , Feb 06, 2020

Feeling inspired attending the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDA) Governor's Conference in Madison; hearing the Governor's strong support for rural counties and discussing strategic approaches with WEDA Secretary & CEO Missy Hughes and Brad Pfaff, WI Director of Business and Rural Development.


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Vilas County Proves Rural Development

Vilas County Proves Rural Development News Watch 12 September 21, 2020

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VCEDC Hosts Virtual Event "Re-Writing the Rural Narrative"

The Lakeland Times Sept 22, 2020 At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation is hosting presenter Ben Winchester for the virtual event, “Re-Writing the Rural Narrative: The ‘Brain-Gain’ of Rural America.”

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As the pandemic grinds on, the Northwoods beckons many seeking solitude, natural social distancing

As the pandemic grinds on, the Northwoods beckons many seeking solitude, natural social distancing

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With Broadband Comes Growth

With Broadband Comes Growth: Digital Infrastructure Spurs Company in Vilas Co.

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Re-Writing the Rural Narrative

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation Presents

Nationally-Recognized Rural Sociologist Ben Winchester

“Re-Writing the Rural Narrative” – The Brain Gain of Rural America

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Brains and Brew Coffee and Conversation a Success!

Inaugural Brains & Brew coffee and conversation on March 11th a success!

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VCEDC Recognized by Dick Leinenkugal at Greater Northwoods Business Event

So inspired to attend the Greater Northwoods business speaker’s forum on December 18th featuring Dick Leinenkugel, President and Chief Beer Merchant for the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

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Announcing Our New Executive Director

Kathy Schmitz will be replacing Bob Egan who will retire at the end of December after seven years of dedicated leadership and service.

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Eagle River Site Earns Certified In Wisconsin Designation

Governor Scott Walker announced that a 21-acre parcel of land in Eagle River has been designated as a Certified In Wisconsin® development-ready site, a move aimed at attracting corporate development projects to the city.

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