About Us

Oconto County Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation created to address economic development and tourism promotion in Oconto County. Currently, funding is made possible through the proactive efforts of the Oconto County Board.  Located in Oconto, the OCEDC maintains a professional full-time staff of two and one part-time. For over thirty-five years, we have provided the following array of services.

Economic Development:

  • Business retention and expansion.
  • Facilitating the development of local resources for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  • Broadband expansion.
  • Identifying properties available for development or redevelopment.
  • Linking communities with resources to implement their economic development goals.
  • Meet one-on-one with business owners and entrepreneurs to focus on ways we can assist a business in achieving its goals. Our purpose is to assist each business we work with to plan, meet challenges and succeed by bringing the appropriate resources to the table with strict confidentiality.


  • Publication of the Discovery Guide that reaches over 40,000 readers each year.
  • Promote Oconto County tourist attractions via the website and social media platforms.
  • Maintain detailed information on County attractions, including ATV and snowmobiling trails.
  • Work with the local communities, chambers, and business associations to promote the County and its assets.

Our Oconto County Economic Development Staff:


Jayme Sellen
Executive Director
Direct Line: 920-834-7129

Samantha Boucher
Tourism Director
Direct Line: 920-834-7127

Nancy Rhode
Operations Manager
Direct Line: 920-834-7128