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.




Workforce Skills Grants

We have at least two 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.

Summer Events

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