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Discover Wisconsin "VIDEO" ...episode featuring Stevens Point

tevens Point/Plover, in Central Wisconsin, is known as the "Gateway to the Pineries".  A peaceful river community in the heart of Portage County, the area offers a quiet, rural lifestyle, along with some cultural amenities more often associated with bigger cities; like a professional golf course, an art gallery on the river, a community theatre group, a state university and the new Portage County Business Park.

Point Beer ManThe Stevens Point area owes its namesake to George Stevens. Stevens had founded Stevens Point by signing a pact with the Menominee Indians allowing logging and saw milling along the Wisconsin River. By 1844 the first land entry was made for Stevens Point, becoming an established town by 1847, and by 1850 the logging community boasted a population of 200. Today a marker stands at the west end of Main Street in downtown Stevens Point along the banks of the Wisconsin River commemorating its founder, George Stevens. In addition to the timber industry, the area owes much of its development to the Old Wisconsin Central Railroad (Soo Line). The railroad linked Central Wisconsin to the rest of the country. 

The economic life of the area has grown beyond the lumber industries and trading posts that used to dot the Wisconsin Shore. Today, major employers within Stevens Point include: Sentry Insurance, UW-Stevens Point, Stora Enso North America, Sunrise Medical CCG, Associated Bank, Copps Corporation, Donaldson Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Canadian National RR and Worzalla Publishing.


The Village of Plover, located in the heart of Wisconsin's "Golden Sands," has become one of the nation's most important agricultural suppliers of potatoes and other vegetables. Okray Produce has been in business in the area since 1905, with one-third of its crop potatoes and the rest canning crops such as green beans and corn. Okray and other large producers, including Paragon Farms, have brought national food producers such as Basic American Foods, Del Monte Corporation, Golden County Foods and McCain Foods to the area. With these industries combined together with the dairy, beef, forest products and cranberry production, give the Stevens Point area the most diversified economy in the state of Wisconsin.

The economic life of the area is ever expanding as older companies grow, and as newer organizations choose to call Stevens Point their home.  To find out more about the beautiful Stevens Point Area, please email me at and request a FREE Relocation Guide.

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Mike Burns,
REALTOR®, Broker-Associate

The Real Estate Group, Inc

5725 Windy Dr Suite E
Stevens Point, WI 54482

Direct: 715 295-5008
Cell: 715 498-1248
Fax: 715 295-5006

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