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Supervisor Rebecca Buch :: Faith, Family, & Forty Years in Marathon County

Coming from a missionary family who modeled the art of giving throughout a lifetime, Marathon County Board Supervisor Rebecca Buch has a natural desire to serve her community.

Supervisor Buch shares her globe-travelling stories, her views on the local Pride and the No Place for Hate resolutions, her love for Marathon County, and more in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Expands Septic System & Holding Tank Maintenance Requirements to Protect Local Groundwaters

The Marathon County Conservation, Planning, and Zoning (CPZ) Department has started the process of adding nearly 7,000 Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (commonly called “POWTS” or “septic systems”) to its Maintenance Program. State regulations now require counties to include all septic systems and holding tanks — regardless of age — in the POWTS Maintenance Program. (Click the title to read the full story…)

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MCDEVCO :: Providing Resources to Assist Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Municipalities, & Others Through Tough Times — and Beyond

MCDEVCO is working daily to assist small businesses in Marathon County with questions about loans, grants, and federal programs available to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about how businesses, municipalities, and others can look to MCDEVCO for helpful resources and mentoring as the State implements a phased reopening of businesses through the Badger Bounce Back plan. (Click the title to read more…)

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Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan Recommends a New “Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership”

The March 2019 regional Strategic Plan concluded that the Wausau community is not organized for long-term, sustainable economic development success. In order to correct that, the plan recommends that community and business leaders join together in a new way to provide oversight and accountability for implementing several actionable tactics laid out in the 99-page Economic Development Strategic Plan. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Aims to Draw Olympic Hopefuls With a New Multipurpose Sports & Event Center

With several successes already racked up in its Sports Tourism portfolio, Marathon County now hopes to take things to the next level with a brand-new sports complex that could possibly become an Olympic Training Center for hockey, ice competitions, and more! (Click the title to learn more.)

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MCDEVCO Receives a $100,000 Grant from Governor Walker to Help Spur Minority-Owned Business Startups in Marathon County

A new fund awarded to MCDEVCO assists local minority entrepreneurs by providing gap financing to secure startup funds to bring new business dreams to life. Learn about the fund and local business entrepreneur Summer Vang’s photography venture — Aperturesque — in the full story. (Click the title to learn more…)

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Financial Hardship in Marathon County :: What the ALICE Report Reveals About Local Jobs & Wages

According to the latest ALICE Report: Occupations in Wisconsin that have projected job growth also have low wages & require minimal education. County Administrator Brad Karger offers his ideas to try to turn this negative trend around at the local level. (Click the title for more…)

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MCDEVCO’s Economic Development Efforts to Get $2 Million BOOST from Marathon County & Local Foundation Partnership

The County Board and a local foundation are working to grow MCDEVCO’s Marathon County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) by contributing $2 million to “bridge the financing gap” on approximately $20 million of economic development projects within the County! Learn about the fund & a range of programs & workshops for business owners & entrepreneurs. (Click the title to read more…)

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Celebrate “National Women’s Small Business Month” With Two Free Community Events

MCDEVCO invites you to share in two inspiring talks to be held at the YWCA to kick off their new “Women Mentoring Women Entrepreneurs” community programming in Marathon County. The talks are part of MCDEVCO’s celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month in October. (Click the title to read more…)

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Wisconsin’s Tradition Meets a New Brand… In 3 Words

When it comes to moving Wisconsin FORWARD (as our state motto suggests), there’s a new message in the air… and on billboards across the state: THINK-MAKE-HAPPEN. So, what do these 3 words mean? (Click the title to find out…)