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Posted on: December 1, 2016

NWRPC Awarded $477,205 in EDA Funds for Northwest Wisconsin Flood Resiliency Study

NWRPC was sent a Notice of Investment Award letter from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) this Fall in response to a proposal submitted for a Northwest Wisconsin Flood Resiliency Study.

EDA is committing $477,205 in Economic Adjustment Assistance funds to help support a $596,500 Northwest Wisconsin Flood Disaster Resiliency Project. In 2013, a pilot flood resiliency study project was completed by the Northwest Regional Planning Commissio...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2016

NWRPC Job Posting: Community Development Planner

Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC), the regional planning agency for the ten counties of northwest Wisconsin, has an opening for a Community Development Planner.

The position will be responsible for development of community-based plans including recreation, land use, environmental, transportation, zoning and other planning related activities. In addition, the position will be responsible for writing grants and may...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

NWRPC Adopts 2016 Annual Update: Northwest WI Region's "Vision for Prosperity" CEDS

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission adopted the 2016 Annual Update: Northwest WI Region's "Vision for Prosperity" CEDS on October 26th, 2016 at the NWRPC Executive Committee meeting.

In 1973, the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce designated NWRPC as an Economic Development District (EDD). As a result, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is prepared to guide the economic growth of t...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

$2.35 million in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program Funds Available

Iron County on behalf of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn Counties has received $2.35 million in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program (CDBG-EAP) funds through the Wisconsin Department of Admin...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Draft 2016 Annual Update: Northwest WI Region's "Vision for Prosperity" CEDS

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission and Visions Northwest have prepared the Final Draft of the 2016 Annual Update: Northwest Wisconsin Region's "Vision for Prosperity" Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

In 1973, the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce designated the NWRPC as an Economic Development District (EDD). As a result, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is prepared to guide the economic growt...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Draft 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior Urbanized Area

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) has prepared a Draft Calendar Year 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior Urbanized Area.

A TIP lists all roadway, rail, transit and other transportation related projects in the Superior metropolitan planning area that are scheduled to receive federal funds. Formal public comments on the draft TIP can be made beginning August 26, 2016 through...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Flood and Storm Impacted Counties Consider Joint Application to Assist in Repairs

Beginning on July 11, 2016 several homes, businesses and roads stretching across Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn Counties sustained varying levels of damage due to flooding and high winds.

These eight Counties are considering a joint Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program (CDBG-EAP) application to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources, that would provide assis...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

WisDOT Release: Flooding in northwest Wisconsin has several highways closed

For release: July 14, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Flooding in northwest Wisconsin has several highways closed. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation continues to assess roadways for damage and detour routes as necessary.

Ashland County• US 2 is closed east of Odanah at Lake Road. Traffic detoured via US 51, WIS 77, WIS 13, WIS 77, US 63, and US 53.• US 2 is closed at Denomie Creek near Bad River in Odanah.
• WIS 13 is closed between Mellen and As...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

NWRPC Commission Officers Elected

The Annual Commission meeting of Northwest Regional Planning Commission took place June 29th, in Hayward, WI.

During the Annual Commission meeting, an election of officers was held resulting in Doug Finn of Douglas County re-elected as Chairman, Don Taylor of Burnett County elected as Vice Chairman and Tom Mackie of Washburn County re-elected as Secretary/Treasur...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Visions Northwest Awarded Grant from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

Visions Northwest was notified that a proposal for funding to assist in efforts to form a regional wood products initiative has been accepted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.

The $4,950 cooperative forestry grant will be used to organize and plan meetings for a regional wood products collaborative to explore ways to fully utilize the potential of our forests in Northwest Wisconsin by looking beyond traditional markets and prod...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

WisDOT Announcement: 2017 Application for §5310 will open on June 15, 2016

WisDOT will launch the 2017 annual application for the “Enhanced Mobility for Senior and Individuals with Disabilities” (§5310) grant program on June 15, 2016 for non-urban, small urban and the large urban areas of Appleton, Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Application information and materials will be released on June 15th, 2016 and made available on the WisDOT §5310 website and the BlackCat® Grant Management System. The hard deadline for application submissions is August 15, 2016 at Noon (12:00pm).

The...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

DNR seeks information from communities on Forestry Division headquarters relocation

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking information from communities as it develops a proposal for consideration by the Governor and Legislature to relocate the Division of Forestry Headquarters.

As requested under WI Act 55, DNR is developing a proposal for the potential relocation of the Division of Forestry headquarters outside of Madison. As an initial step in the process, the department has issued a formal request for information, or RFI, to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Northwest Cleansweep announces the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste schedule!

View the 2016 Northwest Cleansweep Schedule!!!

The NW Counties of Wisconsin host special mobile hazardous waste collections during the summer months and all county residents are encouraged to participate. Residents in the following counties are encouraged to utilize ANY of the collections offered, the...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Myron Schuster and NWRPC Honored for Outstanding Support

An Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award was presented to Myron Schuster, retired Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, on Wednesday, March 16th.

Pictured from L-R are: Myron Schuster, Retired NWRPC Executive Director; Jeff Dietrich, Loan Program Manager; Tim Kessler, ESGR; Sheldon Johnson, NWRPC Executive Director

An ESGR Patriot Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual superviso...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Home Repair and Down Payment Funds Available

Housing rehabilitation funds totaling $2.1 million are available to qualifying home owners to assist in repairs to roofing, siding, well, septic, heating, electrical, windows, doors, sewer and water laterals, and handicapped accessibility modifications.

Funds are also available for emergency housing repairs threatening health, safety, and general household welfare. Qualifying home owners can access zero percent interest deferred payment loans secured by a mortgage. The property must be titled in the own...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Visions Northwest to Partner in RIsE Breakfast Sessions

Together with the Northwest Workforce Investment Board and Northwest Wisconsin Educators for Regional Development, Visions Northwest will host a series of RIsE (Regional Insights on the Economy) Sessions throughout the region.

Regional Insights on the Economy in Northwest Wisconsin (RIsE) sessions will provide attendees with an overview of the economic status and trends as well as the opportunity to participate in a facilitated discussion regarding economic, workforce, and educ...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

Draft 2015-2019 Northwest WI Region's "Vision for Prosperity" CEDS

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission and Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development Organization have prepared the Final Draft 2015-2019 Northwest Wisconsin Region's "Vision for Prosperity" Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

In 1973, the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce designated the NWRPC as an Economic Development District (EDD). As a result, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is prepared to guide the economic growt...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Fabrication Laboratories Grant Opportunity for Public School Districts

The Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Program will provide grants to districts to help them equip fab labs within public schools.

As you may know, fab labs incorporate technologies such as 3D printing and computer-assisted design to give students hands-on experience, allowing them to put into practice concepts they have learned in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematic...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2015

September Employee Spotlight: Clem Larson

Each month, we are excited to proudly highlight someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our September employee being "spotlighted" is Clem Larson, Geographic Information Systems Specialist.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I grew up on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Escanaba, and attended college on Lake Superior, in Marquette. In my free time, I enjoy disc golf, hiking/snowshoeing, cookin...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

Draft 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior Urbanized Area

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) has prepared a Draft Calendar Year 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior Urbanized Area.

A TIP lists all roadway, rail, transit and other transportation related projects in the Superior metropolitan planning area that are scheduled to receive federal funds. Formal public comments on the draft TIP can be made from August 28, 2015 through Septe...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

August Employee Spotlight: Crystal Rohde

After a brief summer hiatus, we are very excited to proudly highlight someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our August employee being "spotlighted" is Crystal Rohde, Business Development Specialist/IT Specialist.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I grew up in Webster, WI and currently live here in Spooner with my family. I have a seven year old daughter who keeps my life outside of work busy and interesting – she’s a blast and being her Mom is my favorite role!...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Opportunities for Small Contractors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and BusinessUSA are collaborating to improve the flow of information about contract opportunities from federal grantees to businesses looking for opportunity.

The businesses also receive information about supports and assistance that can help them qualify to bid and to grow. Simple online tools provided by BusinessUSA are making it faster and easier for project owners and contractors to secure the resources and...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

NWBDC Funds Assist in the Start-up of Mobile Metal Welding, LLC

Northwest Regional Planning Commission partnered together with Johnson Bank to assist in the start-up of Mobile Metal Welding, LLC located in Springbrook.

Rene Magnuson is the owner of the business, and she is pictured along with Justin Leonard. Northwest Wisconsin Business Development Corporation Funds (NWBDC) are being used in the purchase of equipment and working capital for the business.

Mobile Meta...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

NWRPC Completes Taylor County Flood Resiliency Project

Using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) HAZUS-MH software, the Northwest Regional Planning Commission prepared a Level 2 (customized) flood inundation analysis for Taylor County which examines the potential economic impacts associated with ...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Sheldon Johnson Promoted to Executive Director of Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Spooner, WI, June 24, 2015 – Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheldon Johnson as the Commission’s new Executive Director effective January 1, 2016.

Johnson will replace outgoing Executive Director Myron Schuster, who will be retiring as of December 31, 2015.

“Sheldon has been with the Planning Commission for 21 years and has served as Deputy Director for the past 14 years. We feel he is extrem...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2015

May Employee Spotlight: Heidi Buchmann

We are very excited to proudly highlight each month someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our May employee being "spotlighted" is Heidi Buchmann, Finance Specialist.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I was born and raised right here in Spooner and married a ‘hometown’ boy. We raised five children and have two grandchildren. My hobbies include gardening and crafts and I enjoy remodeling and building homes with my h...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

April Employee Spotlight: Mariann Jones

We are very excited to proudly highlight each month someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our April employee being "spotlighted" is Mariann Jones, Fiscal Manager.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I grew up in Minong. Have lived in the Minong/Trego area all my life. Went to college at WITC Rice Lake and at Vermillion Community College in Ely, MN. Married Kent in 2013. I have 2 horses, 3 cats, and 1 dog. I enjoy ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

March Employee Spotlight: Jeff Dietrich

We are very excited to proudly highlight each month someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our March employee being "spotlighted" is Jeff Dietrich, Loan Fund Manager/Business Development Specialist.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am from Pennsylvania, about one hour west of Philadelphia, the heart of “Pennsylvania Dutch Country.” I grew up in a small town with lots of dairy farms, so I can relate to the Wisconsin landscape pretty well. Outsid...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

February Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Gifford

We are very excited to proudly highlight each month someone from our wonderful staff here at NWRPC! Our first employee to be "spotlighted" is Kimberly Gifford, Administrative Secretary/Housing Development Specialist.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I grew up in Cameron, WI and attended college at UW Barron County and UW River Falls. I currently reside in Trego with my future husband Travis and our 3 dogs…a Jack Russell Terrier named Spuz, a Chocolate Lab named Bo...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Emergency Housing Funds Available to Repair Imminent Threat to Health and Safety

The Northwest Regional Housing Program has funds available to assist qualifying owner-occupied homeowners make “emergency situation” repairs to ensure imminent threat to health and safety is addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

Emergency situation repairs may include, but are not be limited to, the replacement of a failed furnace, septic system, or well.

1) Homeowners must be at or below the household income guidelines found on the Regional Housing Program Page.

2) Homeow...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Regional Housing Funds Available

Owner-occupied housing repair funds are available to low- to moderate-income families throughout Northwest Wisconsin.

“Qualifying applicants may access zero percent interest, deferred payment loan funds to make home repairs” stated Sheldon Johnson, Deputy Director, Northwest Regional Planning Commission. Housing funds are available to repair or replace windows, exterior ...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

NWBDC Loan Funds Extended to Italia Ristorante in Hayward

Northwest Wisconsin Business Development Corporation (NWBDC) recently assisted Italia Ristorante located on County Highway K in Hayward, WI with a working capital loan to assist the restaurant with its incredible success since opening November 11, 2014. ...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Strategic Planning Committee Meets to Develop New 5-Year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

On January 14, 2015, the “Visions Northwest” Regional Economic Development Group met at the Flat Creek Inn & Suites in Hayward, Wisconsin to develop the new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS as it is commonly known.

The U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) requires the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) to publish the 5-year CEDS as a condition of maintaining its status as a recognized Economic Development District (...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

NWRPC 2014 Semi-Annual Meeting Summary

NWRPC held its semi-annual meeting on December 3, 2014 at Flat Creek Inn & Suites in Hayward, WI.

The meeting started with the standard approval of the agenda, approval of the June 25th, 2014 meeting minutes, approval of the November 2014 vouchers and the approval of contracts. The NWRPC 2015 operating budget was discussed and approved before the Fede...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

MIC Approves 2015-2018 Superior Urbanized Area TIP

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The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) approved the 2015-2018 Superior Urbanized Area Transportation Improvement Program at their October 15, 2014 meeting.

The TIP represents federally funded transportation projects and state funded regionally significant transportation projects within the City of Superior, Villages of Oliver and Superior, and the Towns of Lakeside, Parkland, and Superior.

To learn more a...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Myron Schuster Elected to the NADO Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2014
Contact: Joe McKinney, 202.624.5947

Washington, DC – Myron Schuster, Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Spooner, WI, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors on August 26, 2014 at NADO’s Annua...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

NWRPC Begins Work on Northern Washburn County CWPP

NWRPC has begun working on a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for northern Washburn County including the towns of Chicog, Minong, Brooklyn, Frog Creek and the Village of Minong.

A CWPP is a community based planning tool to facilitate wildfire mitigation activities and to protect communities and resources from the devastating impacts of wildfire. This CWPP will fill in an important planning gap within the fire-prone barrens ecosys...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

NWRPC: Title VI Public Notice

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

The NWRPC Executive Committee will be formally acting upon a Title VI Program at its meeting on August 27, 2014. A copy of the public notice is available in the "News and Announcements" folder under the “Document Center” of the NWRPC webpage or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Northwest Regional Planning Commission is New Wisconsin Micro-lender

SBA District Director Presents Funding; Dollars to Support Loans in Ten Northwestern Counties

Spooner, WI – Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) has become the U.S. Small Business Administration’s eighth micro-lender in Wisconsin. They will provide business assistance and lending services in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Pri...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2013

Big Water Coffee Roasters Expands Business With Help From NWBDC Loan

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) assisted Big Water Coffee Roasters of Bayfield, WI in their business expansion.

Program Manager, Jeff Dietrich (not pictured), worked with the business to secure a loan through the Northwest Wisconsin Business Development Corporation (NWBDC). The funds are being used for the purchase of a new coffee roaster that will be prominently f...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2013

NWREDF Helps Fund Lakeside Villa Assisted Living in Phillips

Community Financial Bank and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission partnered together to assist Ken and Lorraine Kiefer in establishing Lakeside Villa, a new Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) on Hwy 13 in Phillips across from Elk Lake.

Northwest Regional Economic Development Funds are being used in the purchase and renovation of the former Skyline Motel. Lakeside Villa plans to open its doors in the upcoming weeks and will offer assisted living and respite care, 24 hours per day, featur...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Duluth-Superior MIC Adopts 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Plan

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council recently adopted the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) represents state and federally funded projects planned within the metropolitan planning area of Superior, Wisconsin over calendar years 2014-2017.

View more information about the Superior TIP or
download t...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2013

NWRPC Chosen as Coordinating Entity for Proposed National Heritage Area in St. Croix River Region

As the Coordinating Entity of a possible National Heritage Area (NHA), the NWRPC would work with local partners on the creation and implementation of a long-range plan for a Heritage Area.

"NWRPC has the experience and relationship-building skills needed to ensure a successful community effort," said Jill Shannon, director of community partnerships at the Foundation, which has facilitated the Heritage Initiative to this point....Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2013

NWRPC Produces Video that Discusses Dangers of Improper Disposal of Hazardous & Electronic Waste

NWRPC has produced an educational video on the effects of household hazardous and electronic waste to the Lake Superior Basin.

The goal of this video is to help educate and explain what constitutes household hazardous waste, how to dispose of it safely, and the effect it has on water supplies and Lake Superior if it’s not disposed of properly. This production was funded by a Grea...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2013

Myron Schuster Elected to the National Association of Development Organizations Board of Directors

Washington, DC – Myron Schuster, Executive Director of the Northwest RPC in Spooner, WI, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors on August 27, 2013 at NADO’s annual business meeting.

The meeting was held in conjunction with the association’s 46th annual training conference in San Francisco, California. The NADO Board of Directors oversees the association’s budget and operations and develops policy on issues affecting regional develo...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2013

NWBDC Funds Used to Open Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spooner

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, pictured third from the left, behind the children, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity (WRHFH) ReStore in Spooner on Saturday, September 14th.

Northwest Wisconsin Business Development Corporation (NWBDC) funds are being used to support the new store that will operate out of the former Spooner Country Store building on Highway 63.
The opening of the Spooner ReStore is one result of a merger be...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2013

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans - Public Meetings

Members of the public, elected officials and representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers are encouraged to attend meetings...

...to assist in developing Locally Developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans for individual counties located in Northwest Wisconsin. Attendees will assess transit/transportation needs and gaps and assist in developing goals,...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

NWREDF Funds Extended to K-Wood Truss, Inc. of Grantsburg

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich met with K-Wood Truss Rafters, Inc. owners Cynthia Leonard and Alma Karels of K-Wood Truss, Inc. of Grantsburg, WI.

Northwest Regional Economic Development Funds (NWREDF) ) extended a loan for working capital purposes to facilitate future commercial construction projects that the business will be participating in. K-Wood Truss Rafters, incorporated in 1973, is a certi...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2013

NWRPC Presents on Proposed Pre-Mining Socio-Economic Analysis for a Mine in the Penokee Hills

Jason Laumann, NWRPC Senior Planner/Lake Superior Coastal Specialist gave a presentation at the Iron County Citizen’s Forum meeting on Thursday, July 24th, 2013 at the Oma Town Hall regarding a pre-mining socio-economic analysis.

NWRPC is proposing the development of an unbiased study which would examine the socio-economic impacts of a mine on economic development, transportation infrastructure, public schools, utilities and energy, government services, aesthetics, land use, and r...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2013

$1.9 Million in Regional Housing Rehab Funds Available

The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing, has awarded the Northwest Regional Housing Program $1,933,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) housing funds.

The CDBG housing rehabilitation funds will be available to qualifying applicants to make necessary repairs to owner- and renter-occupied housing units and to provide down payment assistance to qualifying families purchasing a home.

The Northwest Region...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2013

Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development Group Conducting "Export Assessment Survey"

The Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development Group has partnered with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Northwest WI Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC) to conduct an "Export Assessment Survey".

The "Export Assessment Survey" will be of manufacturing businesses within the Northwest Wisconsin region. The purpose of the survey is:

1. To identify those companies in the Northwest Region already exporting products;
2. Companies that are ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2013

NWREDF Funds Being Used to Start Mercer Building Supply, LLC

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, met with Jeff Stenberg and Jim Kichak, who will partner together to open Mercer Building Supply, LLC.

Northwest Regional Economic Development Funds (NWREDF) are being used to fund the start-up which will operate out of the former Mercer Home Furnishings building on Highway 51 just south of Mercer, WI. Mercer Building Supply will primarily be a full servi...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2013

INSOURCE Online Newsletter Links to NWRPC Website

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's online newsletter recently published an article about business incubators and the roles they play in early stages of business startup.

The Northwest Enterprise Center Network is referenced in the article when it describes how incubators are organized. Incubators like the NWECN "offer flexible space so startups can secure more space as they grow while staying in an incubator setting....Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2012

New Grantsburg Enterprise Center Open and Operating

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the industrial incubator in Grantsburg's Industrial Park was held on November 13, 2012.

Those attending the ribbon cutting included (from left): Jeff Dietrich, Program Manager, NWRPC; Georgianne Kleiss, Retired CEO, Kleiss Gears; Val Johnson, Village of Grantsburg Trustee; Brent Blomberg, Burnett County Supervisor; Tasha Burilini-Olson, ...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2012

Park Falls Family Restaurant Opens

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Managers John Stroschine and Jeff Dietrich visited the newly opened Park Falls Family Restaurant located on Route 13 in Park Falls, WI.

NWBDC funds are being used to remodel the restaurant and provide funds for inventory. The opening of the Park Falls Family Restaurant will provide residents and passers-by a great place to stop and eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The business is planni...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the NWRPC Team: Jeff Dietrich

With the pending (well-deserved) retirement of John Stroschine, our current Business Development Specialist/Loan Fund Manager, NWRPC has hired Jeff Dietrich as a new member of our staff.

Jeff joined us on October 15th, 2012 and we will be providing many opportunities for everyone to meet him in person. Until then, however, here is a flavor of what he is all about.

What are your degrees, qualifications, and previous work experience th...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the NWRPC Team: Clem Larson

Clem Larson joined the NWRPC staff back in August as our Geographic Information Systems Specialist. Here is a background interview of what brought Clem to us here in Spooner, WI.

What are your degrees, qualifications, and previous work experience that pertain to your position as a GIS Specialist at NWRPC?Degrees & QualificationsB.S. Geography from Northern Michigan University, 2009Major: Geographic Information Systems
Minor: ...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2012

Groundbreaking for the expansion of G.A Miller, Inc.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission Program Manager Jeff Dietrich, pictured on the far right, attended the groundbreaking for the expansion of G.A Miller, Inc. of Prentice, WI.

Private funds along with NWBDC funds are being used to construct the 12,048 square foot building at the Northwest corner of Highway 13 and Old Highway 8. The new site will not only give the business better visibility and accessibility, but will also provi...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2012

NWRPC Holds 2012 Annual Meeting

Northwest Regional Planning Commission held its Annual Meeting at Flat Creek Inn & Suites in Hayward, WI on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

Chairman Doug Finn welcomed the attendees and expressed what great partnerships have been formed throughout the Northwest Region. Minutes of the December Semi-Annual Meeting were approved as well as the June 2012 Vouchers.

Elections of the NWRPC offic...Read on...