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 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.

Fair Housing Ordinance:
Florence County adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance based on Wisconsin Statutes Section 106.50 on 7/17/2001.  Ordinances can be viewed at the County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse at 501 Lake Ave in Florence. This Ordinance guarantees equal housing opportunity to all Americans and helps provide access to affordable housing for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, handicapped, income or family status.  Discrimination is not allowed in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots, in advertising the sale or rental of housing, in the financing of housing, in the provision of real estate brokerage services or in the appraisal of housing.  Blockbusting is also illegal. Any person aggrieved by an unlawful practice prohibited by this Ordinance may file a complaint with the County Clerk, Donna Trudell, 715-528-3201.  Or federally by calling 800-669-9777.

 
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)

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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
Rich Wolosyn - Fern/Fence area

Joe Mills - Florence area
Chairman Gary Steber - Florence County
Tim Bomberg - Town of Florence
Shane McLain - Town of Florence
Brent Dallagrana - Business Community
Rich Wolosyn - Florence County
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