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.

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.


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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“We have been a member of the Portage County Business Council for over 27 years. It has been vital in growing our business. It’s a great way to connect with over 500 other businesses.  PCBC offers the right tools to help businesses of all sizes to be successful — from networking opportunities, to learning and employee development, to events and sponsorships to showcase your organization. The key for anyone is to get involved!”

Lisa Sobczak
Branch Manager, ABR Employment Services







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Graduates plan to go directly into workforce

By Portage County Business Council

Originally Published By Sauk Prairie The Eagle Like most high school seniors, Cody Holby faced a decision as he neared graduation in 2015. At the time, the Reedsburg Area High (continued).


Sentry Insurance rated trongest mutual insurance companies

By Portage County Business Council

Originally published by the Stevens Point Journal  Sentry rated A+ for 25 years in a row Sentry Insurance is once again rated as one of the strongest mutual insurance companies (continued).


3 Pieces of Critical Content You Need for Your Business

By Portage County Business Council

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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.

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University of WI-Stevens Point

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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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