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.


Jul. 1, 2021 - Redikulus Dae - ​Redikulus Dae is approaching fast and here are details for this year's happenings! These are a bit different so please read carefully (and ask questions if you have them). Redikulus Dae will be at the end of our city wide Buy Local Campaign August 4th, 2021 from 10am to 6pm. We are inviting ALL area businesses to come downtown and join us on Brown Street. Streets will be closed starting at 6am. 
Jun. 30, 2021 - Customer Service Training at Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce - Delivering Great Customer Experiences in Wisconsin - Research shows that 68% of your customers may not choose to return to your business, not because of the product that they receive, but because they experience an attitude of indifference or rudeness by the owner, manager, or an employee.
Jun. 24, 2021 - Blain’s Farm & Fleet Announces Two New Wisconsin Locations for Fall 2022 - Janesville, WI (June 24, 2021): Blain's Farm & Fleet is thrilled to announce its plans for an expanded presence in Wisconsin with new stores in Grafton and Rhinelander. The 44th and 45th locations will be at the corner of East Timber Lane and Hwy 17 (Chippewa Drive) in Rhinelander and the former Shopko building at 1771 Wisconsin Avenue in Grafton. Both locations have a projected completion for Fall 2022.
"It's not just about growing. It is about carefully selecting the right communities who truly appreciate our family-owned Modern General Store," says Jane Blain Gilbertson, Blain's Farm & Fleet President, Owner, and CEO. "We are very selective about the locations where we choose to grow because we are in it for the long haul. Unlike other retailers who close stores regularly, we have never left a community where we have opened a store."
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