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.




Special Events

Annual Business Awards Banquet
Thursday, October 9th
Das Lach Haus

1788 Elm Street
Cumberland, Wisconsin  54829

Featured Speaker:
Rick Shearer
President, Superior Silica Sands, LLC

2014 Awards Include:

· Outstanding Growth
· Commitment to Community
· Commitment to Skills Development

Great door prizes from businesses
located in Barron County will be
presented throughout the evening.

5:30 Social Hour
6:00 Dinner & Program

Register Online here or RSVP to Dave Armstrong at bcedc@co.barron.wi.us or by calling 715-637-6871.

Rice Lake Placemaking Event

The next Rice Lake Placemaking event will be held

Tuesday September 16th. 6:30 PM at Rice Lake City Hall

All residents are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to help design spaces in Rice Lake. 

 Please contact Karen Herman at the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce for more information. 715-234-2126

Workforce Skills Grants

We have at least three K-12 school districts who are looking for employers interested in partnering with them to create worker training programs. Grants are available to create these programs.
Please contact Dave Armstrong at bcedc@co.barron.wi.us for more information

A Workforce skills conference was held in March
Here is a link to folder containing all conference materials.

Please contact Dave Armstrong  bcedc@co.barron.wi.us with any questions.


Around the County
  • Barron
    Visit the City of Barron Website. Click here
  • Chetek
    Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here

  • Cumberland
    Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website . Click here

  • Rice Lake
    Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events!

  • Turtle Lake
  Visit the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here


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Barron County Economic Development Corporation

330 East LaSalle Avenue
Government Center, Room 2311
P.O. Box 71
Barron, WI 54812

Office: 715-637-6871
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148
Cell: 715-790-1327