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We are Grow North

Grow North is a catalyst for economic prosperity in the Northwoods region of Wisconsin through innovative and impactful programming.

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Focus Areas and Programs

Workforce Cultivation

Efforts include deepening K-12 and business relations, supporting a healthy Childcare sector, expanding employee incentives in rural communities, and upskill efforts.

Workforce Housing

Grow North supports local workforce housing development efforts by supporting early stage housing conversations, ongoing resource sharing, and upcoming larger efforts.

SBA Community Navigator

Reach out to us to find out how we are helping to connect small businesses with resources of all kinds through the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program.

Broadband Expansion

With a ever-changing world, having high speed internet services available is a requirement for modern business.

Workforce Development

Our goal is to stimulate business in the Northwoods through government grants and local sponsors.

The GRID Wisconsin

The GRID is dedicated to showcasing innovation and growing entrepreneurship in the Northwoods region of Wisconsin.

Latest News and Announcements

The GRID to transfer from Nicolet College to Grow North by end of year

RHINELANDER – What started out four years ago as a major effort to advance economic development in the Northwoods will take a major leap forward later this year. Nicolet College [...]

Spring 2023 Catalog

Check out some of our upcoming webinars, courses, classes, and conferences in the newly released Spring 2023 Catalog! Check out our events page for more details and new offerings!

Business Resources for U.S. Veterans – November 2022

The GRID November 2022 Newsletter - Provides over 13 business resources for U.S. Veterans to start or grow their small business. Check out the veteran entrepreneur training through Google, learn [...]

August Quick Links

Check out these additional links to stay connected on news and resources for small business. How to Prep for a Cybersecurity Interview, How to Avoid Predatory Lending, 12 Funding Options [...]

Sustainable Impact

Wisconsin county and Tribal Nation partners
Years of impact
Funding for local businesses
Square miles served

Cornerstone Investors

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CoVantage Credit Union