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Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. (SCEPI) has been providing assistance to businesses and organizations since it was incorporated in 1987. SCEPI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting economic vitality throughout Shawano County by acting as a technical resource and facilitator for our communities, businesses and organizations.
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The Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is launching a new brand campaign for Year 2 of its multi-year rebranding project. With help from a $27,750 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the campaign promotes the area’s newly developed “Wild & Scenic” brand that emphasizes activities throughout Shawano and Menominee Counties and along the Wolf River, like ice fishing, snowshoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting.
“Our Brand Development Team has worked hard to unearth this new brand for Shawano Country. We are excited to launch our campaign and invite visitors to find their wild side in Shawano Country,” said Nancy Smith, Executive Director of Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. “We are working with our communities to tie into this brand to attract visitors by promoting their immersive activities and scenic surroundings. We are so thankful to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for their support and financial assistance.”
In 2017, the tourism economy in Wisconsin totaled $20.6 billion, a 3.2 percent increase from 2016. Tourism activity supports 195,255 jobs in Wisconsin, a seven-year addition of more than 23,255 jobs to the state’s total employment, an increase of 13.5 percent. Visitors generated $1.5 billion in state and local revenue. Business sales in Shawano County reached more than $100 million, supporting 929 jobs and $7.6 million in state and local taxes.