Helping Businesses Succeed

Why Here?

The Sawyer County and Lac Courte Oreilles communities are pro-business while at the same time stewarding our wonderful northland resources. Find out why people who visit here – move here to work, play and do business!

Our Board of Directors

Our board includes business owners, educators, respected local industry leaders and government officials. We have years of cumulative experience to bring to the table for YOU!

Idea for a New Business?

Let our staff help you with a business plan or finding funding. Meet with one of our experienced staff to help walk you through the start-up process.

Successful Initiatives

Housing Study

Rather than antidotal views about housing needs within the County, this report provides documented facts about the housing needs. The study will be used by the Housing Authority to apply for housing grants and by developers to obtain financing for apartments and single family housing.

Workforce Summit

Gathered key economic and educational players to prioritize concerns. A Workforce Resources guide was developed that connects employers/potential employees.
Additional training needs are consistently monitored and we are prepared to be the liaison with education centers who could provide more training opportunities that match the needs of local businesses.

High School Survey

A survey of juniors and seniors at the Hayward, Winter, LCO and Birchwood high schools. The survey will contribute to determining what needs to be done to keep graduating high school seniors in Sawyer County and to provide them a reason to return after college.