Our mission is to improve the economic climate by supporting new and existing businesses.

The BCEDC is a non-fee service that can help connect you to:

  • Business Planning
  • Site Selection
  • Funding Assistance
  • Business Advocacy
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Management & Staff Training
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Workforce Development & Training
Contact Our Executive Director Today.
Cole Rabska

Cole Rabska

Cole has a CVTC diploma in Wood techniques along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from UW-Stout. His work experiences include: Middle School/High School Technology Education Teacher at the Drummond Area School District, Maintenance Manager for Grand Pines Resort and Recreation Rental Properties, and General Manager for Telemark Vacation Condominiums.

Cole’s experiences in education and business provide a expanse of knowledge to assist businesses in Bayfield County.


Our Board of Directors

The board of directors meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00am. The public is welcome to attend. Please call 715.209.4589 for the location.

  • Taylor Pearson, Board President
    Washburn Iron Works

  • Chad Young, Board Vice President

  • Larry Roecker, Board Secretary
    Director of Informational Services
    Bayfield Electric Cooperative

  • Kay Tuttle, Board Treasurer
    Community Business Banker/Bremer Investment Rep
    Bremer Bank

  • Annalisa Bermel
    President & CEO – CFS, LLC

  • Bambi Pattermann
    Dean, Workforce and Economic Development

  • Mark Abeles-Allison
    Bayfield County Administrator

  • Julie Poepping
    Mid-Market Account Representative
    Xcel Energy
  • Melissa Rabska
    Operations & Communications Manager
    Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board

  • James Bolen
    Executive Director
    Cable Chamber of Commerce

  • Colleen O’Shaughnessy
    Partner – Verus Capital Partners, LLC

  • Marty Milanowski
    Bayfield County Supervisor

  • David Eades
    Executive Director
    Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

  • Jeff Silbert
    Bayfield County Supervisor

  • Duane Raspotnik
    Logger & Forester

  • Mike Mikula, CEO
    Ashland Ford-Chrysler

  • Christine Iverson
    Memorial Medical Center Board Member

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