organization profile

Office of Rural Prosperity

About Us

The Office of Rural Prosperity was formed in January 2020, along with Governor Tony Evers’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. The commission was charged with gathering public input on the long-term, recent and future economic challenges facing Wisconsin’s rural communities. The role of the Office of Rural Prosperity is to increase economic activity and improve the quality of life for future generations of rural Wisconsinites by putting the ideas and input gathered by the commission into action

Our Mission

Office of Rural Prosperity seeks to foster vibrant, prosperous and resilient rural communities across Wisconsin. We aim to be a one-stop shop to help rural stakeholders navigate programs and resources serving rural communities and businesses.

Who We Serve

Wisconsin’s rural landscape is integral to our state’s identity, both for the quality of life it affords its residents and for the escape it offers to those seeking to partake of Wisconsin’s natural splendor. Maintaining the vibrancy of Wisconsin’s rural economies requires an understanding of the diversity of its industries, from agricultural production and working forests to main street businesses. The variety of rural Wisconsin’s economic assets must be reflected in a coordinated statewide approach to building and maintaining rural prosperity throughout the state.