There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside featuring rolling hills, along with lakes and streams offer plenty of outdoor recreation or a pleasant Sunday driving tour.
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.
Heart of the North Survey
The Heart of the North Legislative Days Committee (Barron, Rusk, Washburn and Sawyer Counties) is preparing for our second annual visit to Madison in March 12, 2014. We are looking for any issues that are effecting our areas (Barron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties) that should be taken to our legislators and state agencies. Please take a few minutes and send us your comments or concerns on the following topics.
Comments will only be reviewed by the committee and not be public. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.
Please take a few moments to complete this extremely importation survey.
LINK TO SURVEY
2013 Barron County Workforce Skills Survey
Barron County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC), WITC, UW-BC and Manpower have created the 2013 Barron County Workforce Skills Survey. This instrument will collect data about the workforce skills present in Barron County and will identify areas where deficiencies mandate additional attention and resources. We strongly encourage all employers in Barron County to complete the survey.
There is still time to take the survey!
Click here to take the survey!
UW-BC will compile a report in October based on the answers received and a conference will be scheduled in November or December at WITC to share the results and begin planning on how to address deficiencies identified.
November EventsFree Upcoming Business Workshops
101 Marketing Ideas for Small Business
Date: November 14: 9:00-11:00
Location: Mosaic Telecom Training Center - Cameron, WI
Who will benefit: Small Business Owners and those Responsible for Marketing Strategy & Implementation
Around the County
Check out the new City of Barron Website. Click here
Check out the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
Check out the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website . Click here
- Rice Lake
Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events!
- Turtle Lake
Check out the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
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