Bayfield County is proud to be the first Telecommuter Forward!
Certified Community in the United States.


Telecommuting made easy with high bandwidth fiber infrastructure available throughout the area.

More companies are gravitating towards telecommuting to promote work/life balance. Industry leaders like Deloitte, IBM and Intel hires for several positions across departments, which require telecommuting. Critics have identified countless benefits of telecommuting.

These are some of our favorites:

  • Fewer interruptions
  • Better time management
  • Greater flexibility
  • More time for work
  • Reduced down time
  • Greater efficiency
  • Better balance
  • Increased confidence
  • Avoid stress
  • Save time and money

Telecommuting Employers

Broadband Training Opportunities

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Throughout Bayfield County, there are five business parks for everything from retail to heavy manufacturing.

We partner with Visions Northwest to offer a comprehensive site locator tool. Check out the locations and amenities included in each site.


Bayfield County residents have access to quality care at Tamarack Health. Our critical access facility blends the best in technology with a highly trained workforce that genuinely cares about your recovery. With more than 450 staff and strong regional partnerships, we provide comprehensive care without the long wait you might experience in urban areas. Our Urgent Care is staffed 10am to 10pm everyday, year round and our emergency room doors never close. We work round the clock to ensure you have quality care whenever you need it.

NorthLakes Community Clinic provides comprehensive, integrated primary care services including medical, dental, mental health, chiropractic, physical therapy, pharmacy, lab and x-ray. Although dental services are limited primarily to children and folks with Medicaid, all other services are open to everyone: insured or uninsured, wealthy or struggling financially, and regardless of where they live. Our Bayfield County location is in beautiful Iron River. We also have clinics in Ashland, Washburn and Sawyer Counties.

Red Cliff Community Health Center care providers can take care of everyone in your family. We can test for common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. We can take care of your bumps, scrapes, fractures and lacerations too. Walk-ins are welcome. We also offer dental services. All of our services are available to everyone in the Wisconsin South Shore region. Visitors are always welcome to stop by for a tour.


Public School Districts

Nestled in the heart of Chequamegon Bay and overlooking the waters of Lake Superior, Washburn School District glows with a unique combination of culture, nature, and sense of community.

Drummond Area School District’s visions states that it is “a safe, trusting and collaborative environment that develops lifelong, self-directed learners by providing excellent academics and co-curricular activities”.

The School District of Bayfield is one of the oldest school districts in Wisconsin founded in 1859 as a Wisconsin public school.

At South Shore School District, school and community work together to inspire lifelong learning and develop successful, creative and compassionate people.

Higher Education

Northwood Technical College-Ashland, located in a progressive community situated on the shores of Lake Superior, is known for its commitment to academic excellence and personalized instruction.

University of Wisconsin-Superior offers 30 different undergraduate programs as part of the UW system including accounting, teacher education, and biology, along with innovative programs in the fields of legal studies, art therapy, and transportation and logistics management.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwa.

Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability.