Centergy, Inc. Successfully Hosts the Central Wisconsin Developer Tour 

Centergy, Inc., a leading organization dedicated to economic development in Central Wisconsin, successfully hosted the Central Wisconsin Developer Tour in Wood County.

The event took place on June 27th and 28th, bringing together various stakeholders, including economic partners, developers, municipalities, and non-profit organizations, to highlight the region’s potential for housing and commercial development. 

 The tour commenced with a warm welcome and networking event on June 27th in Marshfield, providing participants with the opportunity to connect and build valuable relationships. The following day in Wisconsin Rapids attendees had the chance to explore carefully selected sites and gain in-depth insights into the development opportunities available in business parks and downtown. 

Angel Whitehead, President and CEO of Centergy, expressed pride in featuring Wood County as a vibrant and thriving community in Central Wisconsin. “With its abundant natural resources, robust economy, and welcoming environment, Wood County presents abundant possibilities for real estate development and investment. The county is committed to fostering economic growth and cultivating partnerships that benefit the local community while attracting new businesses and residents.” 

 Ten developers from outside Central Wisconsin, alongside local economic partners were in attendance. 

 “By showcasing what makes Marshfield special through city and business tours, the Developer Tour not only provided a platform for networking but also highlighted the unique attributes and potential of the area.” Denise Sonnemann, Executive Director of the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, emphasizing the opportunity it provided to showcase Marshfield’s distinctive qualities to developers. “The city and local businesses were featured prominently during the tours, leaving a lasting impression on participants.” 

 The event was a resounding success, reinforcing the region’s appeal for development and promoting economic growth in the area. 

 “Centergy’s Central Wisconsin Developer Tour was an important economic development opportunity for our region – bringing together developers and community stakeholders to envision an exciting future for our community,” commented Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Shane Blaser. “Centergy is known for the innovative, collaborative work they do in our region and this event was no exception. Thank you to Centergy staff and board members.”  

Thank you to the following partners for making the event a success. City of Wisconsin Rapids, City of Marshfield, City of Pittsville, Greenfire Management Services Mid-State Technical College, Pfefferle Companies, Samuels Group, and TDS. For more information on Centergy and additional programs visit