2014 Tourism Economic Impact Numbers Released.
Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett released the 2014 Wisconsin Tourism Economic Impact numbers last Friday. It was a fantastic year for Tourism in Wisconsin.
Barron County had an excellent 2014 showing an increase of 8.05% from 2013 (87.7 Million to 94.7 Million 2014) in direct visitor spending.
2014 put Barron County 2nd only to Eau Claire in Northwest Wisconsin for total tourism revenue.
A spreadsheet showing all WI counties and their corresponding impact numbers can be viewed here.
About Barron County
There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes and streams offer a great place to live and visit. Welcoming to Barron County, we hope you enjoy your visit and possibly decide to make this your home .
Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s best! The gorgeous Red Cedar River is well-known for its small mouth bass fishing and amazing fall colors. There are many points of interest and activities year-round, both indoor and outdoor. For indoor fun, there are bowling lanes, roller skating rinks, traditional live theatre, movie theaters, and great shopping. Watch for specialty locally grown foods like bison, cheese and produce, even tour a brewery!
Add to this a vibrant and growing business community, with strong agriculture, manufacturing, construction, service and healthcare sectors. Entrepreneurs are welcome and will love our innovative atmosphere.
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit with us in Barron County. You’ll love the wonderful mix of beauty, recreation, arts, and business environment that that keep visitors coming back to our area again and again.
Retail Hiring Seminar
We are putting the finishing touches on a seminar for retailers in Barron County
to assist them find and retail employees.
Please check back for full announcement.
Steam and Gas Engine Show
June 27, 28, 2015
1509 19th Avenue
Rice Lake, WI
- Rice Lake
- Turtle Lake
- St Croix Casino
Barron County Economic Development Corporation
330 East LaSalle Avenue
Government Center, Room 2311
P.O. Box 71
Barron, WI 54812
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148