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North and South meet to discuss Wood Co. economic development

Wood County, WI
Wood County, WI

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) - The northern and southern portions of Wood County often function independently. But on Tuesday, business and government leaders from the Wisconsin Rapids area met with Marshfield’s Common Council to discuss how the two regions can work together for economic growth.

Gus Mancuso from south Wood County’s “Regional Economic Growth Initiative” thinks that by working together, the effectiveness of economic development efforts can be multiplied. Peter Hendler who serves as both a Marshfield Alderman and a Wood County Board member, says differences between the two regions should be set aside for a common economic goal. The groups say they’ll continue working together to strengthen the economic viability of both regions.

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