Polk County

Polk County offers a unique business and lifestyle environment that is both appealing and diverse. Located just an hour outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, Polk County has many features business owners, workers and entrepreneurs all appreciate: proximity to major markets, quality transportation infrastructure, highly skilled workforce, wonderful schools and limitless recreational opportunities year-round.

We also have been awarded both the Telecommuter Foward and Broadband Forward Community designation by the state of Wisconsin.  We understand the importance of a reliable broadband network for continued economic growth, educational opportunities and daily life.

With a population of over 45,000, there are many business sectors spread throughout a great mix of vibrant, close-knit communities.  Many industries including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, service and healthcare all thrive here. Employers can tap into our highly skilled workforce.  Plus, there are many additional training and educational opportunities with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) and other University of Wisconsin campus locations nearby.

Polk County and the surrounding region is 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. Combined with a supportive business climate, the good life takes up permanent residence here.

City/County Economic Development Corporations

Polk County Economic Development Corporation
100 Polk Plaza, Suite 226
Balsam Lake, WI  54810
Terry Hauer, Executive Director
715-405-3400
director@polkcountyedc.com

Amery Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 124
Amery, WI  54001
Paul Shafer, Executive Director
Work: 715-268-8018
paul.shafer@ameryedc.org


Business Associations (Chambers, Main Streets, etc.)

Osceola Main Street/Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 251
Osceola, WI  54020-0251
715-755-3300
info@myosceolachamber.org

Falls Chamber of Commerce  
PO Box 178
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
715-483-3580
www.fallschamber.org

Clear Lake Community Club  
PO Box 266
Clear Lake, WI  54005
blanchard.alison@gmail.com

Balsam Lake Area Chamber of Commerce  
PO Box 366
Balsam Lake, WI  54810
715-483-3580
ryan_blhh@lakeland.ws

Amery Community Club  
118 Center Street West
Amery, WI  54001
715-268-7486
www.amerywisconsin.org

 


Government (City & County)