WEST BEND - Over
the last few months, Economic Development of Washington County
has publicized a website that an official believes will help the
county promote and attract business and industry -
EDWC business solutions specialist Deborah Reinbold said the
website provides resources to help start, locate or grow a
business, secure funding for a project and find employees.
“You can seek
information about a variety of different subjects right down to
specific streets, neighborhoods or communities,” she said.
provides details on demographics, major employers, taxes, the
size and type of members of the local workforce, available
utilities and the legislative climate.
information is also available on the website that will indicate
if there are enough properly trained employees for the business.
“You can also
search for existing buildings or for possible business sites,
consumer spending, wages and locate area businesses that could
be potential suppliers or the competition,” Reinbold said. “Not
only can this website help someone locate a new business or
industry in Washington County, it can provide information to an
existing county business or industry if they are weighing
whether or not to expand here.”
director of Client Solutions for Tech Rooms of Jackson, said he
has used the website and it has provided useful information.
we’ve decided to change the focus of our company’s business to
IT and communications,” Zeman said. “We’re using it to help us
look at different parts of the local market and to aid us in
finding a new location for our business.”
said when he arrived in the area, www.businessreadywi.com was
instrumental as a tool to getting to know the organizations and
businesses in the area.
“On a personal
level, it helped identify groups or businesses that we could
partner with,” Zeman said. "The information on the website was
perfectly accurate and it helped us a great deal.”
the website will play an integral part in her organization’s new
two-year strategic plan which they hope to unveil sometime in
July after discussion by the Board of Directors.