Portage County Business Council delivers results – results to the economy through our economic development efforts, and results to area businesses through our Chamber of Commerce.

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Economic Development

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. 

The Portage County Business Council works with local municipalities and state agencies to promote business development in our area and smooth the way for businesses expanding or relocating to Portage County.  The Business Council promotes the Portage County community by featuring available properties, resources and news of interest to potential and growing businesses.

Assistance is just a phone call away. The PCBC serves as a key contact for economic development information and referrals.

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Portage County News


UWSP receives $500K grant for crop research

By Portage County Business Council

A federal grant of nearly $500,000 will help University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point researchers work with the vegetable crop industry to explore commercial uses for crop residue.   http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/education/2016/02/11/uwsp-receives-500k-grant-crop-research/80228662/


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Importance of Career and Technical Education Today During CTE Month

By Portage County Business Council

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined Wisconsin higher education and business leaders throughout the day today to highlight the importance of (continued).


This Data Will Blow You Away: Renewables By Far The Largest New Power Source In The US

By Portage County Business Council

New solar and wind energy farms added a whopping 68 percent of new power generation capacity in the United States last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. (continued).

Chamber of Commerce

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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.

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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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