Welcome to


Vernon County, Wisconsin!

Our friendly, home town communities boast a strong workforce and an entrepreneurial climate that provides a solid foundation for business start ups or expansions.

Vernon County features spectacular natural beauty, an abundance of arts and cultural activities, education and health alternatives, year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the largest number of organic farms in Wisconsin.

Vernon Economic Development Association is here to help you start or expand your business with one-to-one counseling, access to resources and a variety of locations to fit your needs.

Come to Vernon County to relax, create, work, play and own a business!


The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

Beyond your Shoebox…Getting ready for your accountant” brings Cathy Kulig, CPA and Tax Manager with Johnson Block and Company, Inc. to discuss specific things your accountant ought to know about you and how to organize your financial data.

Whether you have an idea or just like to think different, join us for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. Everyone is welcome!


Click here for more info on the I&E Club

Watch a profile of Fizzeology, a tenant in the Food Enterprise Center


FEC Tenants Win Big at State Fair


New Thursday Farmers Market in Ontario


WWBIC award for work with entrepreneurs


The Food Enterprise Center and Viroqua are featured in national online Ozy news magazine


Read national online news about the economy of local food in our region


VEDA is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary


See three local businesses on Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Foodie" program


Read the economic impact of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival


Read about Vernon County in national e-magazine, Business in Focus


Read 2016 USDA Rural America report


Read  Vernon County 2015 Workforce & Economic Profile


Read Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report


Read about Wisco Pop in the Wisconsin State Journal


Food Enterprise Center's Wisco Pop featured in Milwaukee magazine


Read about bike friendly towns through Travel Wisconsin


Read about food insecurity in the region


Read newsletter from Fifth Season Cooperative


Food Enterprise Center is highlighted in national news


The work of the Community Hunger Solutions project


USDA grant helps businesses grow


Solar project at the Food Enterprise Center


Smart Rural Community Award for Communication Infrastructure


Exploring Home Care issues in Vernon County region


Read the Wisconsin Economic Outlook report


Food Enterprise Center receives Top Rural Initiative award


Vernon Electric Co-op's Community Solar project


Read Rural Wisconsin Today 2014 report for rural trends


MRRPC's Business Financing Guide


Click here for more articles in the News Archive

Quick VEDA Contact Info

Susan Noble
Executive Director, Vernon Economic Development Association
1201 North Main Street,
Suite 6, Viroqua WI 54665
608.638.8332
snoble@veda-wi.org