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.





MARCH 13, 2017

The American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet supports the successes of agri-business in Portage County.Presentations are made to students and their leaders in categories including: 4-H Agriculture Leader of the Year Award, Outstanding FFA Senior Awards  and Agri-Business Scholarships

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Aspire Members 

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

 Portage County Newsroom


Ellis Construction Announces Succession Plan

By Portage County Business Council

Ellis Construction today announced a succession plan and new shareholders, which will solidify leadership of the Company for many years to come.  After over 45 years with Ellis Construction as (continued).


Point Brewery marks 160 years with specials

Originally posted by the Stevens Point Journal -Photos Courtesy of Stevens Point Brewery The Stevens Point Brewery is marking its 160th anniversary with several special items, highlighted by a commemorative (continued).


Dementia Friendly Businesses – The Purple Angel Initiative

By Portage County Business Council

  Congratulations Walgreens!  Staff and management were trained in how to be dementia-friendly.  They are the first dementia-friendly pharmacy in Portage County.  Look for the purple angel symbol at Walgreens (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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