Helping Business Grow
If you want to start a new business in Northern Wisconsin, expand your existing business or find new business opportunities, Florence County Economic Development is here to help. Our mission is to retain, expand and recruit a diversified business population providing broad and varied job opportunities while safeguarding the area’s natural surroundings.

Click here for Grant Administration RFP for CDBG PF project - deadline 9/7/21 at 1:00 pm CST by email.

Click here to view Project Plan for Tax Increment District #1
Tax Incremental Financing incentives are available for projects that fit the plan and located within the Tax Increment District. Call to discuss your project and potential tax incentives.  Click here to view TIF district map

Click here to view FCED 2019 in Review

Click here to view FCED 2018 in Review

Click here to view FCED 2017 in Review

Click here to view FCED 2016 in Review

Click here to view FCED 2015 in Review

Click here to view FCED 2014 in Review

Click here to view FCED Path to Growth 2006-2014

In a nutshell we facilitate job growth by:
  • Helping current businesses find resources/money to succeed and grow
  • Guiding new entrepreneurs to resources, business loans and site options
  • Attracting new businesses to grow a cluster or fill a local void
Location: The Economic Development office is in the lower level Room 134 of the historic 1889 Florence County Courthouse on 501 Lake Ave, 1 block south of US 2 in downtown Florence.

Office Hours: 8:30am-4pm but it's best to call or email for an appointment because meetings
and appointments take me away from my office at times.
Wendy Gehlhoff - Director FCEDC
Florence County Economic Development
P.O. Box 410 (501 Lake Ave - Courthouse)
Florence, Wisconsin 54121
office: 715-528-3294 (fax: 715-528-5071)

To e-mail FCED click here and select
Economic Development in the subject pulldo
FCED Board: Two boards work to accomplish business growth and development in Florence County, either the Economic Development Committee or Commission, depending on the type of project. The members are:
County Board Economic Development CommiteeEconomic Development Commission (Town/County)
Chairman Fran Modscheidler - Long Lake/Tipler area
Jeanette Bomberg - Florence area
Gary Steber - Commonwealth area
Larry Dzekute - Fern/Fence area

Joe Mills - Florence area
Chairman Gary Steber - Florence County
Tim Bomberg - Town of Florence
Shane McLain - Town of Florence
Andrea Reubens - Business Community
Joe Mills - Florence County
RE/MAX North Country
Florence Prescription Services
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