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.
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 measure 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.
Click here to take the survey!
UW-BC will compile a report in April based on the answers received and a conference will be scheduled in May at UW-BC or WITC (TBD) to share the results and begin planning on how to address the deficiencies identified. A partial list of the groups to attend are:
- All K-12 school districts from throughout the County
- Higher education (UW-BC and WITC)
- Business groups from throughout the County (Chambers of Commerce, Rice Lake Area Business Alliance, Cumberland Area Business Alliance, etc)
- Workforce Resource
- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
- Planning groups (West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Momentum West)
- Business Representatives
- Elected officials
Musky Fishing Season Opens
Check out the new City of Barron Website. Click here
Check out the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
Chamber Appreciation Golf Outing
Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Cumberland Golf Course
Business After 5
Date: June 25, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsored by Barron Electric
Location: 5 O'Clock Club
Check out the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here.
Memorial Sidewalk Sale @ Cedar Mall
5/23/2013 - 5/27/2013 -
Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events!
Barron County-Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
July 9-11th 2013
The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Each year, it is held in a different Wisconsin county - on a different host family farm.
Barron County is excited to be hosting the 2013 Farm Technology Days! Barron County ranks among the top ten counties in Wisconsin in annual cash farm marketing. Milk and turkeys are the principal farm commodities produced. Corn, soybeans and vegetable production are other leading sources of agricultural sales.
Barron County’s climate is well-suited for agriculture with over 30 inches of rainfall each year and a 120 day growing season. More than 275,000 acres of Barron County farmland are classified as USDA prime agricultural soils.
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