Where Economic Vitality

Meets Quality of Life

Wisconsin River, Stevens Point

Thinking of reopening your business?
Want to know the next steps?
Click the links below for helpful information:
WEDC Reopen Guidelines

Wisconsin Safety Council

The Portage County Business Council will be reopening Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 am. We will be resuming our normal office hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

We will do our best to reopen right:

  1. We will be using guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html) and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC – https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/) as we reopen.
  2. Our office has been deep-cleaned and we will regularly clean public areas.
  3. PCBC heating/AC filters have been changed to ensure safety.
  4. Plexiglass shields are in place for the reception area. Portable shields will be available for public events.
  5. Disposable masks are available for visitors and will be used by staff. They will also be available at events.
  6. Hand sanitizer is available in the office and will be available at all events.
  7. We will be recording visitors in the rare event that any tracing would need to be done.
  8. We ask for safe distancing of six feet in all areas of our office and conference room.
  9. For gift certificate orders, we would also be happy to bring them to your vehicle or business.
  10. We are available to come do a ribbon cutting for your reopening (while still keeping a safe distance apart)…or send us a photo or video of your reopening and we will post it online!

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.


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Financial Assistance Programs for Farmers

This information has been provided by North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC).  In an effort to help farmers and other agricultural producers impacted by the duration and restrictions of (continued).


Maintaining a Work-Life Balance While in Quarantine

By Portage County Business Council

While this “new normal” of working remotely may have its perks, it also has its downsides. Many people are struggling to maintain a work-life balance while working from home. Maintaining this balance is critical while working remotely. 


Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million “We’re All In” Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices

Gov. Tony Evers announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s "We’re All In" initiative, a comprehensive effort to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe.

 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.

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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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