Welcome to Oneida County EDC
In 1989, the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation was created as a partnership between business and industry. We are responsible for new business growth and assisting our existing businesses with the expansion already located in Oneida County.

The mission of the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation is:
"To promote and stimulate the orderly growth of stable businesses which will provide year-round employment throughout Oneida County while maintaining a high quality of life with a livable wage."

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation, we act as an economic development coordinator for all of Oneida County. Oneida County Economic Development Corporation assists individuals investigating the feasibility of going into business, works with existing business to expand and retain economic viability and works to attract new business in an effort to expand our economic base and provide employment alternatives to the citizens of Oneida County. We are also a conduit between business and government on a local, regional, state, and federal level.
*** The Business Law Section is launching a new initiative to provide eligible individuals and organizations with non-litigation business law services they could not otherwise afford, especially on urgent legal needs arising in the wake COVID-19. Read more here.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) will be conducting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Training for the Public Facilities (PF) and Planning (PLNG) Programs. Information about this ‘virtual’ training webinar session is below.
Training Date/Time/Access Information:
February 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Microsoft Teams Webinar
Join from your computer or mobile device:
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Use the link above to join the webinar at the time of the session.  No pre-registration is necessary.

Training Description:
This session will offer potential applicants guidance and instructions for preparing and submitting the 2021 competitive CDBG Public Facilities (PF) Application and the 2021 CDBG Planning (PLNG) Application.

Training Schedule:
9:00 am - 10:15 am      Training
10:15 am - 10:20 am    Break

10:20 am - 11:00 am    Training
11:00 am                     Training Adjourns 

Program representatives from the Bureau of Community Development in the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) will serve as trainers. 

Who Should Attend:
The training webinar is for Units of General Local Government (UGLGs) and consultants interested in preparing and submitting a 2021 CDBG competitive Public Facilities application and/or 2021 CDBG Planning application. Joining the session is highly recommended but not required for applicants. 

Training Materials:
The 2021 PF/PLNG Application Training agenda and PowerPoint slides will be posted on the Bureau of Community Development website no later than 2/1/2021 at:

The 2021 PF and PLNG Application forms and Application Instructions will be posted on the Bureau of Community Development website no later than 2/1/2021 at:
PF Application:  https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/LocalGovtsGrants/CDBGPublicFacilitiesProgram.aspx

PLNG Application:  https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/LocalGovtsGrants/CDBGPlanningProgram.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact the DEHCR Bureau of Community Development at DOACDBG@wisconsin.gov.

Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Check out the following websites for resource information regarding COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control - Frequently Asked Questions

Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

Minocqua Chamber of Commerce

North Central WIsconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC)

Northwoods Help During Coronavirus

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Administration (SBA) - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Information

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center



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