Langlade County has a Strong Economic Development Force
A rare three-agency shuffle has placed Langlade County residents—all women—in charge of public entities guiding development efforts at the local and regional level. Angie Close is now the director of the Langlade County Economic Development Board while her old boss, Chris Berry, has assumed duties as regional account manager for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. And Angi Schreiber, who has worked with Berry and Close on a variety of projects, has been named executive director of the Grow North Regional Economic Development Board.
“It’s very positive to have all three positions filled locally,” Mark Desotell, administrator for the city of Antigo, said. “It makes planning more seamless at all levels. Because of their familiarity with this area, when we get together we can spend our time dealing with issues instead of reviewing the history.”
The agencies Schreiber, Close and Berry represent are a variety of intersecting counties and responsibilities, but all have a common purpose of helping the northwoods—including Antigo and Langlade County—grow.
“There are going to be many times when we are in the same room, working on the same projects from various angles,” Berry said.