Your Chamber of Commerce
At the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of place.
By following our mission, our vision is to be the first choice for investors by providing resources, opportunities, and advocacy.
Achieve Balance Between Working and Living
We don't sacrifice quality for quantity here; instead we strive to have both in harmony. Our riches are many - stable, dynamic economies; robust arts; excellent school systems; beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, forests and trails; great public services and roads - and yet, our costs of living and doing business are surprisingly low. People who move here tend to stay here. They put down roots, make friends, raise families, build futures and become participants in their community and partners in progress. That's what people do when they've found real quality of life.
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Local telecommunications company Solarus has been named a Smart Rural Community, with business park sites available. This is the location to grow your business!
Smart Asset named Wisconsin Rapids the Healthiest Housing Market in the State of Wisconsin!
Heart of Wisconsin History
The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce was founded as the Wisconsin Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in 1948 with the goal of “making Wisconsin Rapids strong and worthy.”
The Wisconsin Rapids Area Business Incubator (Now known as the Heart of Wisconsin Community Incubator) began in 1988. Its mission is “to aid in the economic development, education and training, and creation of employment opportunities in the area.
In 2001, the economic development organizations in the Heart of Wisconsin area (South Wood County and Town of Rome) reorganized under one administrative umbrella – the Heart of Wisconsin Business & Economic Alliance. Incorporated under the Alliance umbrella was the Wisconsin Rapids Area Business Incubator (Heart of Wisconsin Community Incubator) and the South Wood County Economic Development Corporation, established in 1964. (The previous River Cities Development Corporation (established 1994) and the previous Wisconsin Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (established 1948) were both rolled into the Heart of Wisconsin Business & Economic Alliance. The name of the organization was changed to the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC)
Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE)
Wisconsin Economic Development Association
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