Where Economic Vitality

Meets Quality of Life

Wisconsin River, Stevens Point

“Profile: Central Wisconsin” is a podcast from Mid-State Technical College and the Portage County Business Council that shares profiles of the entrepreneurs who make central Wisconsin such a great place to live and do business.

Hosted by Mid-State Stevens Point Campus Dean Ben Nusz and Portage County Business Council Executive Director Todd Kuckkahn, “Profile: Central Wisconsin” takes a deep dive into the origin stories of central Wisconsin’s local innovators and explores what the future holds for the community. New episodes are planned for release every two weeks.

See a brief description of this week’s episode in our Podcast page under News.

Listen to The new episode and subscribe at mstc.edu/podcast.

Watch for our Community Videos coming Summer 2021!

We’ve got our economic development proposition
down to three words. It’s better here.
Actually, its 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.

Associated Bank

Associated Bank



Ellis Construction

Ellis Construction

Delta Dental

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The Active Voice Digital Magazine

By Portage County Business Council

You do NOT want to miss this issue of the Active Voice Digital Magazine. Get all of the latest information on upcoming events, find an update from the Creative Excellence Awards Breakfast and meet some of our new members!


Portage County Business Council and Ignite Announce the Young Professional of the Year Award Winner

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council is proud to announce that the 2021 Young Professional of the Year Award sponsored by Ignite Young Professionals will be awarded to Leah Knights at this year’s Creative Excellence Awards Breakfast on April 6th.


Entrepreneur of the Year and Portage County Charitable Community Award Recipients Announced

By Portage County Business Council

Portage County Business Council announces Entrepreneur of the Year - Eron's Event Barn and Portage County Charitable Community Award - Humane Society of Portage County

 Chamber of Commerce

Chamber 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

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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