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.






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Monogram grant helps CAP Services’ Children’s Discovery Center add classroom

By Portage County Business Council

CAP Services’ Children’s Discovery Center in Stevens Point will add a classroom thanks in part to a $10,000 gift received last fall from the Monogram Loves Kids Foundation. “We’re proud (continued).


5 Places You Need Your Voice To Be Heard In Your Business

Ever notice how parents know the sound of their child’s cry even when surrounded by groups of children or how a pet owner knows their dog’s bark or cat’s meow? (continued).


Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life

Originally published by the Stevens Point Journal Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than (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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