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

Portage County News


Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau 3rd Quarter Economic Report

By Portage County Business Council

Included in this Economic Indicators Report, is a Special Report titled "Robot Monsters: Automation and the Evolution of Employment".


Winter Fishing Fun!

By Portage County Business Council

As the weather turns colder, we begin planning for winter recreation in Portage County....


Is a Robotic Workforce our Future?

By Portage County Business Council

Will robots soon be working in roles that have historically required a human"touch"? If so, what steps can workers take to remain competitive?

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.

Workforce 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.

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University of WI-Stevens Point

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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