Portage County Economic Development Agency

Find Portage County Wisconsin economic development agencies, departments, and corporations. Economic development agencies provide information on resources for economic growth, expansion of local businesses, attracting new business and tourism.


Wisconsin Rapids Economic Development 444 West Grand Avenue Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495 17.3 miles from Portage County 715-421-8228


Marshfield Economic Development 630 South Central Avenue Marshfield WI 54449 35.8 miles from Portage County 715-486-9139

Waupaca County Economic Development N3512 Dawn Dr New London WI 54961 36.9 miles from Portage County 920-982-1582

Langlade County Economic Development 312 Forrest Avenue Antigo WI 54409 48.4 miles from Portage County 715-623-2085

Juneau County Economic Development 122 Main Street Camp Douglas WI 54618 54.2 miles from Portage County 608-427-2070

Mauston Economic Development 103 Division Street Mauston WI 53948 55.0 miles from Portage County 608-847-7483

Oshkosh Economic Development 120 Jackson St Oshkosh WI 54901 57.0 miles from Portage County 920-303-2266

Clark County Economic Development 212 S Main St Greenwood WI 54437 57.7 miles from Portage County 715-267-3205

Columbia County Economic Development 311 East Wisconsin Street Portage WI 53901 64.8 miles from Portage County 608-742-6161

De Pere Economic Development 335 S Broadway De Pere WI 54115 70.9 miles from Portage County 920-339-4045

Green Bay City Economic Development 100 North Jefferson Street Green Bay WI 54301 73.2 miles from Portage County 920-448-3397

Oneida County Economic Development 3375 Airport Road Rhinelander WI 54501 79.5 miles from Portage County 715-369-9110

Wisconsin State Economic Development 100 West Keenan Street Rhinelander WI 54501 80.1 miles from Portage County 715-365-2560

Oconto County Economic Development 1113 Main St Oconto WI 54153 85.0 miles from Portage County 920-834-6969

Deforest Economic Development 306 Deforest Street DeForest WI 53532 85.3 miles from Portage County 608-846-6751

Richland County Economic Development 397 West Seminary Street Richland Center WI 53581 90.5 miles from Portage County 608-647-4310

Madison Economic Development Rm 312, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Madison WI 53703 97.1 miles from Portage County 608-267-4933

Wisconsin State Economic Development 201 West Washington Avenue Madison WI 53703 97.1 miles from Portage County 608-210-6700

Chippewa County Economic Development 770 Scheidler Road Chippewa Falls WI 54729 97.4 miles from Portage County 715-723-7150

Hartford Economic Development 109 North Main Street Hartford WI 53027 97.4 miles from Portage County 262-673-8204

Economic Development Agencies Near Me

About Economic Development Agencies

What is a tax abatement?

A tax abatement is an agreement between a business and a taxing entity, such as a state, county, or local government, which provides a temporary tax reduction for a business that expands or makes physical improvements. Typically, the additional property taxes that would have been levied as a result of the business expansion or improvement are forgiven for a specified period of time. Businesses are sometimes offered tax abatements as a way to encourage expansion and investment.

What is the difference between an Economic Development Agency and an Economic Development Commission?

An Economic Development Agency is an agency of the government staffed by professional employees who implement the programs and services of the agency. An Economic Development Commission usually refers to an appointed board that serves as an advisor on economic policy. Economic Development Commissions are common at the county and local levels of government.

What do I need to do to start a new business?

Most Economic Development Agencies have a staff person or office to help prospective business owners to understand how to register their business and obtain any necessary licensing.