About Barron County
There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes and streams offer a great place to live and visit. Welcoming to Barron County, we hope you enjoy your visit and possibly decide to make this your home .
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.
Save the Date
2016 Business Awards Banquet
Thursday October 6th
WITC Conference Center - Rice Lake
5:30 PM Social Hour, Dinner 6:00 PM
Speaker and awards immediately following Dinner
Chris Reader, Director of Health & Human Resources Policy
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
Topic: The Future Wisconsin Project
What will Wisconsin look like in 20 years? What will our workforce look like? What sort of businesses will thrive in our economy? How will our tech colleges and universities stack up to those in other states? What sort of jobs will be available? Will we be able to grow our economy if we can’t find the labor to fill the jobs?
WMC, in partnership with the following partners, is embarking on a process to help us identify, answer and be prepared for the outcome of questions like that.
University of Wisconsin System
Wisconsin Technical College System
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The six Competitive Quality Indicators to focus on include:
Talent Development, Attraction and Retention
On-Line registration begins soon.
- Rice Lake
- Turtle Lake
- St Croix Casino
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