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Get a glimpse of what it's like to do business in such an exceptional place


Ashland County offers businesses so much more than a wealth of human capital.  There's an abundance of natural resources to enjoy, including Lake Superior and 180,000 acres of Chequamegon National Forest.  You can breath clean air, drink clear, pure water and see the stars in the sky. There are very few places as pristine and unspoiled or citizens who are as appreciative and passionate about their surroundings as you'll find here.

Are you interested in opening a business in a beautiful and vibrant setting?  Do you want to expand, relocate or build a facility?  Do you need assistance with your business plan, site location or securing financing?  We can help!   

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Ashland Area Development Corporation (AADC) is the primary economic development agent in Ashland County, Wisconsin - your one-stop access point to a wealth of business and community resources.  We work directly with businesses, startup or existing, helping them find the information or resources they seek.  

AADC works in close partnership with local municipalities, including Ashland County and the City of Ashland, other partners and stakeholders in a coordinated effort "to create, maintain and promote economic vitality that improves the quality of life of the people in the Ashland region."  Organized in 1957, we have a well established history of supporting and encouraging business growth throughout the region.  

Our expertise is available to businesses at no charge.  AADC is a non-stock, not-for-profit Wisconsin corporation that holds Section 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.