Columbia County, Wisconsin, boasts a rich array of natural resources and leisure activities. Situated along the Wisconsin River, the county offers many parks, lakes, resorts, galleries, and tourist attractions that have made it one of the leading Midwest travel destinations.

Located less than an hour’s drive north of Madison and within easy access to Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis, Columbia County’s central location serves its employers and labor pool well. Long known for its quality workforce, it is home to skilled employees who pride themselves on their work ethic.

Major industries in Columbia County include manufacturing and educational, health, and social services. Top employers include Divine Savior Healthcare, Associated Milk Producers, and Penda Corporation. Columbia County’s 2010 population was 56,833. The county seat is Portage.

Columbia County is served by the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation.

Cheryl Fahrner, Executive Director