Vilas County Economic Development

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LAC DU FLAMBEAU – The Lake of the Torches Hotel Casino in Lac du Flambeau has made a $2,000 donation to the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC).

The presentation was made Friday at the VCEDC’s monthly board meeting at the Lake of the Torches.

Snowmobile complaints are down but accidents are up so far this winter in Vilas County according to a report from Vilas County Sherifff's Department recreation officer Randy Schneider.

Schneider said they've had 15 complaints this winter compared to 23 last year and of significance there were no complaints of groomers depositing snow on roads. But accidents are up slightly; 24 this year compared to 22 last year with one fatality this year and two last year.

A slow but steady move forward is how a spokesperson for the Lac du Flambeau tribe describes the effort to provide a regional high-speed internet service.

The tribe, Vilas County Economic Development and the town of Minocqua and others are partners in the effort.

Tribal Education Director Joni Theobald says a key step was a completed feasibility study...


Vilas County Passes 2014 Budget

Oct 23, 2013

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night approved a budget for 2014 that calls for a small increase in the property tax rate. Vilas county has one of the lowest property tax rates in the state. The increase will amount to $8 per $100,000 of valuation. The budget is a compromise….in order to maintain a county services, provide for a number of important projects, and maintain a healthy fund balance.

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The second Vilas county business incubator gets launched Saturday in Manitowish Waters.

A business incubator is established as a location where startups have the chance to setup their new venture with lower costs than if they went about it alone. Nicolet College also helps in mentoring the new businesses.

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Egan says there has been talk that most Vilas county development centers around Eagle River. That will change Saturday...