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.

Register for the 2023 Northwoods Economic Summit now.


Oct. 3, 2023 - Tiffany to speak at OCEDC economic summit - The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) has announced that U.S. Rep Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) will speak during the organization’s upcoming Small Business Economic Summit.

This event aims to support and empower the local small business community, with a special emphasis on business financing, according to an OCEDC press release.

Event highlights include:

• Innovative small business strategies, financing, networking, and insights to foster economic growth in the region.

“Thanks to a grant from the Small Business Administration in partnership with Nicolet College, the OCEDC has engaged with over 800 small businesses in Oneida County,” the release states. “These businesses have benefited from an array of support services such as education, grants, conventional commercial loans, and gap financing from revolving loan funds. Small businesses represent over 85% of employment in Oneida County, underlining their importance to the local economy.”

The summit is a golden opportunity for all Northwoods small businesses to network and explore local services available to them, the release states. 

After extensive feedback from businesses, the primary focus of the summit will be on financing options for startups, expansions, and succession. Attendees can also expect to connect with organizations offering education and other essential business support.
Mar. 29, 2018 - Johnson Joins Oneida County Economic Development Corporation - Stacey Johnson of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin has been named the new Executive Director of the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC). Johnson brings to the position a wealth of experience and expertise from a diverse financial career spanning more than two decades.
Nov. 1, 2017 - Broadband Committee hosts PSC Commissioner to highlight Oneida County successes in grant-funded internet projects - RHINELANDER - A walk down a gravel driveway and up a leaf-covered path in the Town of Crescent led Lon Roberts to one of Oneida County's prized projects.
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