Wausau Community & Economic Development

Wausome Stories

Wausome Stories

Wausome Stories

Wausau is a pretty cool place. We're proud to highlight stories of local programs and folks doing creative, unique and progressive things right here in Wisconsin's "City of the North." 

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Wausau, Wisconsin's Homesteading Program Transforms Homes, Employer Relationships


» Live It Up powers a city's economic development engine

Is it possible for a city to recruit new talent, increase home ownership, improve employer-employee relationships, and engage local workers in their neighborhoods using a single program? 


Goodbye Lake, Hello Urban Cottage


» How Wisconsin's gateway to the northwoods is enticing vacationers to its downtown

What type of downtown would persuade a couple to say goodbye to lake living and hello to parking garages letting their urban cottage take root in Wausau?



Millennials Want Out of Big Cities?  Where Will They Go?


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» One small Wisconsin city has the answer 

Wausau has what influencers say is the magic recipe for attracting and retaining millennials.