Raise the B.A.R. (Business Attraction & Recruitment)

Our Business Attraction and Recruitment (BAR) program focuses on showing out-of-town businesses why the Chippewa Valley is a great place to raise a family and their business. We raise the BAR on site selection by offering certified sites, professional site selection assistance, and a welcoming pro business environment.

Located in a rapidly growing strategic area, Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to serve you and your business needs.

With some of the best schools in the state, safe and friendly communities, a low-to-moderate cost of living, and a superior work ethic, Chippewa County is rapidly emerging as a premier choice for business and talent expansion.

The CEDC raises the BAR in the Chippewa Valley with stellar site selection services. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you relocate to the Chippewa Valley.

STAR (Sites That Are Ready)

Since 2007, CEDC recognized the need for project-ready properties within Chippewa County and established the award-winning “Sites That Are Ready (STAR)” program. Being ready means that CEDC has gathered a portfolio of STAR sites that are fully described before purchase, making it easy for the business to determine what parcels they will have to purchase in order to fulfill their current and future needs for development.

The Chippewa County STAR sites provide the customer with assurance that these locations are suitable and ready for development— reducing some risk and shortening development schedules. A continuum of the STAR sites development process is our CERTIFIED SHOVEL READY SITES.*

CEDC will connect you to the expertise, programs, and support network to help your clients/business succeed. Furthermore, our professional staff will work with you to find the financial programs that may be available to assist in the development process.


Find the best industrial sites & commercial buildings for rent or sale in the Chippewa Valley using CEDC’s LOIS application. LOIS is a national online location analysis tool designed for to highlight available site and building inventory. By using this site and its integrated GIS component, users can gather and analyze market information, demographics, workforce, infrastructure, housing, business and industry. Or, explore the following links to Chippewa County’s best certified shovel-ready industrial business parks.

Chippewa County’s Certified Shovel-Ready Sites label means that all of the due diligence has been done on the site such as planning, zoning, surveys, title work, environmental studies, soil analysis and public infrastructure engineering and has been approved by State of Wisconsin and Xcel Energy as shovel ready certified.