Where Economic Vitality

Meets Quality of Life

Wisconsin River, Stevens Point

We’ve got our economic development proposition down to three words. It’s better here. Actually, it’s much better here, but that’s four words.


Our Mission:

PCBC’s priorities for our members and the community are retention and attraction of businesses and employees..

Our Values:


Listening to the important priorities from members and engaging change


Sharing member, community, regional and statewide resources to enhance our partnerships.


A creative economy and entrepreneurial culture supported by a vibrant work ethic.


Taking the initiative for positive, proactive opportunities.

Network Development

Connecting member employees and promoting the interaction of those networks.


Teamwork with business, education, government, visitors, arts and our citizens.


This “Women in Business” event, Presented by Girls in Pearls Boutique – , provides an opportunity for women in the Central Wisconsin area to network, talk about issues that affect their daily professional lives, learn something new and have fun doing it.  This event will includes a fashion show, lunch and networking.  “Women in Business” is open to the public.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:15AM to 1:00PM

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Aspire Members 

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Want More Information on Membership Investment Levels?

Contact Tonya Kowalski at tkowalski@portagecountybiz.com or 715-344-1940

 Portage County Newsroom


Local high school students explore career options at Mid-State Technical College

By Portage County Business Council

Mid-State Technical College gave 282 students from area high schools a chance to explore various careers with CareerView events across its campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, March (continued).


NEW Dine-In opens in Stevens Point

Article originally posted by the Stevens Point Journal  A new restaurant has moved in next to Skipp’s Bowling Center, offering a little something for everybody. Octaviano’s Dine-In opened this month (continued).



By Portage County Business Council

It’s that time of year when we’re busily wrapping up one year and focusing on the next. This year has been a roller coaster of upsets and it has a (continued).

Chamber of Commerce

Experience a strong sense of belonging. The Portage County Business Council – your Chamber of Commerce partner.


Join today and take advantage of the benefits tomorrow.

Talent Development

Our workforce development belief?
The cream always rises to the top.

Well, it’s not just that the cream always rises to the top, it’s that our workforce development efforts produce the cream of the crop.

Leadership Portage County – insights from the insightful.

Become a leader

Hands down, the Partners In Education program is the hands on favorite for school to business partnerships.

Become a Partner

Join Ignite Portage County today!


University of WI-Stevens Point

Looking for possibilities and prosperity? Look at our resources below and rise above.

Portage County Living

Choose your you.

You like to recreate, be outdoors all four seasons, be with friends, you like fall colors and colorful people, good food and craft beverages, oh and yes, you like to work with talented people. You can do all of that and more in Portage County, the one place you can choose your you. Portage County, has been making appearance after appearance on national lists of America’s best cities.  With small-town appeal and college-town sophistication, Portage County is the place to be.

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