Proudly Forest County

To improve the quality of life for all people of Forest County by cultivating appropriate economic development opportunities and sustaining positive socio-economic conditions.

Rich History

Generations have enjoyed Wisconsin’s Forest County for the many pristine lakes and outdoor sporting activities.

Business Opportunity

It also boasts a foundation of regional businesses and emerging export markets.

Diverse Economy

Forest County offers a diversifying local economy: manufacturing, service industries, healthcare, marine services, tourism, agriculture & small businesses.

Local Culture

FCEDP aims to increase economic development while maintaining Forest County’s natural resources, heritage and cultural traditions.


The Forest County Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) aims to increase economic development by supporting small businesses, facilitating community projects and attracting new industries to the area.

FCEDP represents the joint efforts of multiple entities to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all residents of Forest County.

Lake Lucerne
Small Biz Development

The UW Green Bay Small Business Development Center provides no cost business counseling services:

No-Cost Consulting

Business Education

Customized Solutions

Regional Expertise

Working to Support Your Success


The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. As a program within the UW Division of Business and Entrepreneurship, the SBDC offers statewide business outreach through the Wisconsin network providing education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve.

Access the power of your university with Wisconsin SBDC Network professional business consultants. Get knowledge, tools and connections that work for you. Identify market opportunities and make informed decisions so you can build wealth.

SBDC Contact

chambers of commerce

Chambers of Commerce

FCEDP works closely with the Forest County Chamber of Commerce, as well as collaborating with local chambers in Oneida, Langlade, Vilas Counties.

local government


From all levels: county, municipal, state, tribal, federal governments — FCEDP keeps up to date on opportunities for economic growth at all branches of government.

nicolet college

Nicolet College

Works with the Department of Workforce Development and other local & state agencies to provide integrated education & training programs that meet the needs of the College’s district citizens and employers.

UW Extension


The Extension Institute of Community Development provides educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential.

regional planning commission

North Central Wisc Regional Planning Commission

The NCWRPC is a public agency dedicated to providing professional planning services to member local governments including providing assistance in economic development.

grow north

Grow North

Create, sustain and promote business growth in Northern Wisconsin–the goal is to stimulate business in the Northwoods through government grants and local sponsors.



Economic Improvement to Your Northwoods

The Nicolet Wolf River Scenic Byway has been a major focus of FCEDP the past several years. It attracts new visitors to the area while making a positive economic impact on the local municipality.

The Byway

The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway is located in the heart of the majestic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and home the pristine Wolf River. Discover a unique blend of attractions on the route:  gaming, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, trails and other outdoor adventures–fun for all ages!

Future Opportunities

The program creates an opportunity for grant programs including façade improvement, streetscape and safe routes to school programs. For more information, maps, business locations, attractions and activities, visit

Scenic Byway

FCEDP has had the privilege to work with many businesses from the start-up phase. Bringing jobs & innovation to Forest County has, and will always be, a primary focus.

Infinity Floors
Red Barn
Hometown Trolley


P.O. Box 96 | 116 S Lake Ave, Crandon, WI 54520
phone: 715-478-3450 | fax: 715-784-6062
email: [email protected] | social: facebook @FCEDP
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P.O. Box 96
116 S Lake Ave
Crandon, WI 54520

T: +1715-478-3450
E: [email protected]