Waupaca County Economical Development Corporation


Since 1995 the Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) has been providing assistance to both private businesses and public sector organizations, in an effort to strengthen the local economy and enhance the quality of life for all the citizens of Waupaca County.

Simply put, whether it’s securing funding from federal, state or regional resources for businesses and communities, or representing the people of Waupaca County throughout the region and state, the WCEDC is truly a non-partisan promoter and advocate for growth and development in Waupaca County.


Public & Private Sector Partners

Our public and private sector partners provide time, energy and resources to help the Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation carry out its mission of assisting businesses, strengthening communities, and enhancing the quality of life for all residents and visitors.


Financial Resources


Business financing requires partnerships. Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation works for your business to help locate the best mix of private and public financing. In addition to the WCEDC Revolving Loan Fund, there are multiple financing sources available via the public and non-profit sectors. Please contact us to discuss your project. We can help you figure out which options best suit your business.



Private Sector Assistance:

  • 67 loans to Waupaca County businesses in the amount of 4.4 million dollars

    ”The Revolving Loan Fund Program has been critical to our growth from the beginning.” Tim Pappin, Arty’s

  • 7 Successful Tax Credit Applications in the amount of 1.5 million dollars

    “THE WCEDC works like an extension of your management team looking for opportunities to help your business grow.” Rick Recktenwald, Walker Forge



Public Sector Assistance:

  • $500,000 grant award and administration for an award-winning, county-wide Comprehensive Planning Project

    “THE WCEDC saved us significant dollars by Managing this project.” Dick Koeppen, Waupaca County ChairMan

  • $100,000 in grant awards for county-wide tourism development



Years Providing Assistance

Assisting both private businesses and public sector organizations


Board of Directors

Sharon Eveland - President City of Clintonville

50 Tenth Street Clintonville, WI 54929

Lou Leone - Vice President City of New London

215 N. Shawano Street New London, WI 54961

Terri Schulz - Treasurer Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce

315 S. Main St. Waupaca, WI 54981

Richard Wagner - Secretary Quantum Dairy

E5846 Hillside Drive Weyauwega, WI 54983

Aaron Jenson - Director City of Waupaca

111 S. Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981

Dave Werth - Director & Corporation Counsel Van Epps & Werth

P.O. Box 499 Weyauwega, WI 54983

Dave Neumann - Director Waupaca County Board

1501 Division St. New London, WI 54961

Dick Koeppen - Director Waupaca County Board

107 Rohrer St. Clintonville, WI 54929

Joel Edler - Director Village of Iola

P.O. Box 194 Iola, WI 54945

Aaron Schoen - Director City of Marion

1005 N. Main Street Marion, WI 54950

John Smith - Director City of Manawa

500 S. Bridge Street Manawa, WI 54949

Jeremy Schroeder - Director City of Weyauwega

P.O. Box 578 Weyauwega, WI 54983

Bobbi Miller - Director Fox Valley Workforce Development Board

1401 McMahon Drive Neenah, WI 54956

Rick Recktenwald - Director Walker Forge

P.O. Box 30 Clintonville, WI 54929

Paul Shrode - Director Fox Valley Technical College

P.O. Box 467 Waupaca, WI 54981

Mark Forseth - Director Central WI Electric Cooperative

E2090 Wolberg Road Iola, WI 54945

Jessica Beckendorf - Advisor Waupaca County UW-Extension

811 Harding Street Waupaca, WI 54981


Contact Us

David Thiel, Executive Director

Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation
N3512 Dawn Drive
New London, WI  54961

(920) 982-1582 – office
(920) 810-0865 – cell

Email: wcedc@charter.net