Relocate/Economic Development

Economic Development “Live and work where you play”! Look and see what we have to offer your family for a lifestyle change!”

A Unique Quality of Life
In many respects the quality of life enjoyed by the Northwoods Area residents is unique:

  • An Excellent public school system PreK-12
  • 850,000 acres of public forests
  • Lakes and scenic river ways
  • Resorts, vacation rentals, hotels, cabins and camping
  • Restaurants and recreational activities
  • Access to a full range of medical services
  • Clean air, clean water and people who care
  • Come join us and “Live & Work Where You Play”

The Northwoods Area is proud of the fine education PreK-12 our children receive from the local school system: Drummond School District

  • Students perform at or above state and national levels on the ACT
  • Small class sizes
  • 75% of the graduates attend either a 2 or 4 year college
  • A short commute to colleges and continuing education

Our Medical Services
The medical services in the area provide quality life saving and life enhancing care to rural community:

  • Hospitals and clinics in Hayward, Ashland and a regional trauma center in Duluth
  • Clinic in Cable – Fogarty Surgical Services is open, in downtown Cable
  • Life flight helicopter
  • Wisconsin’s first rural ambulance service staffed 24/7 by both EMT’s and paramedics
  • A flourishing chiropractic practice right in downtown Cable
  • One massage therapy practitioner
  • Water dive and rescue team

Get away from it all by yourself or with an event supported by the Area’s several volunteer organizations:

  • Fishing the many lakes and rivers
  • Swimming, boating, and water sports
  • Canoe the wild and scenic Namakagon River
  • Hunt in the hundreds of thousands of acres of public forests
  • Hike the trails provided by the towns and National Parks Service
  • Golf on one of three courses within the area and more within an hours drive
  • Cross country ski and snowshoe
  • Trap, skeet, and sporting clays ranges
  • ATVing on area & connecting trails
  • Mountain bike on over 300 miles of mapped CAMBA Trails
  • Snowmobile the hundreds of miles of trails
  • Visit the museums, libraries, and churches in the area
  • Watch for the Childrens Theatre play programs

The solid Northwoods economy is presented by:

  • Vacation resorts, retail shops, trail systems for both silent and motorized sports
  • A creative environment for sculptors, painters, photographers, potters as well as other artists and artisans
  • Government activities associated with education and natural resources management
  • Construction and its supporting elements
  • Local auto repair, grocery and hardware stores
  • Quality workforce

Business Support
The opportunities for new businesses are endless:

  • State, county, and federal highways service the area
  • Local airport to support business jet traffic
  • Municipal sewer
  • State of the art DSL internet access
  • Abundant well educated work force
  • Courier service via Speedy Delivery, USPS, Fed Ex, among others
  • Government and private assistance in planning, marketing, and financing your new start or growth of an existing business
  • Real-estate residential and commercial information readily available

Our VISION: A vital and attractive community working together to provide a healthy, diverse, stable economy that preserves our Northwoods resources, lifestyles and attitudes for our current and future populations.

Our MISSION: To encourage economic growth and community development, provide resources, foster communication and promote community wide collaboration; to support existing businesses, new businesses and enhance our quality of life in an environmentally, culturally, and socially sensitive way.

For more information please contact:
Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation
Executive Director, Scottie Sandstrom
Phone: 715-209-4589
Address: PO Box 704, Washburn, WI 54891