Wood County: natural splendor and a new-economy infrastructure

Wood County, Wisconsin is at the southwest corner of the Centergy Region, with a long tradition of highly productive farming. Our producers have supplied the Midwest and the nation with cranberries, ginseng, potatoes, and other foods for more than a century.

Wood County is also the home of innovative companies in industries such as metals based manufacturing, healthcare, web-based platforms and IT, life sciences, and food and dairy production. They appreciate the availability of low-cost utility service, particularly the available gigabit-speed redundant broadband. Innovation and the new development of new businesses and technology is supported by resources such as the Tribune Building makerspace, and powered by K-12 and postsecondary education providers who use programs such as the Tech Youth Apprenticeship to prepare the next generation of forward-thinking workers.

Our residents (a labor force of more than 34,000) recognize the value of hard work, but they also know there’s more to life -- so much more, in fact. The open spaces in Wood County offer a never-ending array of outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Our county stands on more than 1,700 acres of tumbling sand dunes, which has proven to be the ideal foundation for a number of challenging golf courses that have the feel of America’s most popular seaside links courses. For example, the Sand Valley Golf Resort is situated on over 1,700 acres of tumbling sand dunes.

If you need to head out for a while, you’ll appreciate our two airports, which accommodate most corporate jets and have instrument procedures. Alexander Field (KISW) has a 5,500-foot runway, while Marshfield Municipal (KMFI)’s runway is just over 5,000 feet. But with so many resources and such an innovative workforce, we’re certain you’ll want to stick around Wood County!

Population: 73,107 | Labor Force: 34,185