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Why Polk County

Economic development is a high priority in our county and region. Our economic development efforts promote existing local business and industry expansion as well as facilitate new business recruitment efforts. Our county, region, and state have resources to help fund financing opportunities. Side-by-side comparisons of tax rates favor our county, region, and state. Lower commercial-industrial property taxes in Wisconsin add to a company’s bottom line. So does lower worker compensation taxes, lower corporate taxes, lower personal income taxes, and lower sales taxes.


trailDoing business in West Central Wisconsin, and particularly Polk County, is a pleasure. Our location is within an hour of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metro area and makes Polk County and the surrounding region an extremely enticing location for businesses and people who want to enjoy our pristine lakes, rivers, creeks, wooded areas, and the beautiful St. Croix River Valley.

Living in our region of West Central Wisconsin automatically entitles you to all of the wonderful fringe benefits our region offers. Natural beauty, culture, affordability, great career opportunities, excellent education, high quality health care, small town security, and an endless list of recreational activities are a few of the many benefits available here.

The region’s many amenities and outstanding livability give you leverage to attract and retain quality employees. They’ll love living here. And in their free time, there’s never a lack of activities any time of the year.

Hiking, biking, fishing and hunting, art museums, theatres, national sporting events, major music festivals, local wineries, or just sitting back and taking in the breathtaking scenery – they’re all a part of the amenities that come with making our area your business’s home.

Here the good life takes up permanent residency.

View our Polk County Economic Development Directory here.