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Burnett County Development Association

The Burnett County Development Association (BCDA) is a county wide organization that creates economic opportunities for the residents, businesses, and communities of Burnett County..


The Burnett County Development Association is governed by a seven (7) member Board of Directors - representing a cross section of disciplines in the county, including;  business, industry, utilities, medical care, local financial and governmental institutions.  The BCDA also partner's with other private, local, regional, state, and federal agencies to accomplish its goals. The Board of Directors meets monthly providing and receiving current information and direction on economic development efforts throughout the county.  They work to achieve  a healthy economy providing meaningful employment and good personal incomes. They serve as the contact for regional, state and federal economic development programs and various funding sources. They also serve as the primary informational contact for businesses interested in in starting or locating in Burnett County.  

Some of the current programs and resources utilized by the BCDA include:

*  Business retention and expansion visits

*  Business Planning Services 

*  Business Development Workshops and Referrals

*  Development and maintenance of a business directory

*  Promoting county growth through its website 

*  Supporting economically friendly policies

* Assisting  with workforce training and development

Tools currently used to support these efforts include:

*  Revolving Loan funds 

*  Small Business Administration assistance

*  Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority assistance

*  Community Development Block Grants

*  U.S.Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration assistance and other federal grants  

   and aides 

*  Assistance in obtaining Tax Credits 

*  Assistance in obtaining venture capital

*  working with local lenders business financing options

The BDCA is currently working on a new logo and "rack card," promotional piece




Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Insurance
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information

Training and Education

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
Primary ContactRichard F. Hartmann
Address7410 County Road K
Siren, Wisconsin 54872
Phone(715) 349-2979 x2136