Grow Rapids is here to serve as the hub for business resources for the City of Wisconsin Rapids. We have a clear mission: Grow businesses, grow jobs, and Grow Rapids. To achieve our mission, we provide the following information or links to resources to Wisconsin business owners and entrepeneurs:

  • Permitting assistance
  • Financing
  • Advocacy
  • Location assistance
  • Development of successful business districts

"Whether you are an existing or prospective business, or an individual with an idea for improvements to our community and need funding, there are solutions in our area for funding ideas and ventures".

Mayor Zach Vruwink

Meet Our Team

Zach Vruwink Mayor of Wisconsin Rapids

Mayor Vruwink was born, attended school, started and grew business in Wisconsin Rapids. In 2012 he was elected as the City's 22nd and youngest mayor.

Adam Tegen Director of Community Development

Adam oversees the Community Development Department for the City of Wisconsin Rapids. Includes Planning, Zoning, Economic Development, Buildings, and Code Enforcement.

Melissa Reichert Heart of Wisconsin

Melissa is a community leader and president of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Craig Bernstein Mid-State Technical College - Workforce Development Manager

Craig manages the customized training opportunities offered through Mid-State Technical College which assist businesses in developing the skills of their incumbent workforce in areas of leadership, technical skills, soft skills and safety.

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