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.

Awards Banquet Thank you

Thanks to everyone that attended the business awards banquet at WITC. Packed house, great people and good times. WITC staff are incredible and the food was excellent. I heard a number of people say it was the best food they've had at a banquet. I also want to thank our Keynote speaker Jason Culotta from WMC for his Future Wisconsin Project presentation.

A special thanks to a couple of groups I neglected to mention who are key partners.

BizStart our program that helps individuals start a business and our Business Intelligence Program (Economic Gardening Program) would not exist without the assistance of the Small Business Development Center for this region which is headed by Luke Kempen.

has been an invaluable partner in providing assistance to employers looking to expand and also to communities throughout the County with their technical assistance, CD Grants, Main Street and Connect Programs. Tim Weber and Marie Steenlage are incredible assets to the region.

Congratulations to our award winners
1. Outstanding Growth - ABC Truss
2. Exceptional Program Partner – WITC Rice Lake
3. Entrepreneur(s) of the Year - Louis and Bill Muench
4. Community Builder Award - Tom Schroeder, Cumberland

Again, thanks to all who attended!
— Dave Armstrong and the Barron County EDC Board



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.
Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.
  • Turtle Lake
Visit the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • St Croix Casino
Visit the St Croix Casino 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