Wisconsin is home to over 15,000 lakes, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, and six million acres of public land. These natural spaces are treasured by residents and visitors alike. Outdoor recreation improves the quality of life, supports rural economies, and is among the many reasons why Wisconsinites choose to live and work here.

The Community Networks in Wisconsin are diverse in their economies which range from agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, health care, and technology. While the Community Networks are in different areas across the state, the challenges they face are the same: access to high-speed internet and other infrastructure needs, greater economic diversification, availability of affordable housing, access to childcare, and availability of workers.

Community Networks in Wisconsin

map of RPN counties in Wisconsin

Rural Partners Network Contacts for Wisconsin

  • Julie Lassa

    Julie Lassa

    USDA Rural Development State Director
  • Image of Laura Kralcik-West

    Laura West-Kralcik

    Acting Supervisory Community Liaison