Pierce County Communities
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The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth Dairy Cooperative is based in the Heart of Wisconsin's Dairyland in the town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, and was proclaimed the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin " by Governor Anthony S. Earl in 1984. Our 450 proud dairy farm family owners live near Ellsworth, throughout Wisconsin, and into Minnesota.

The Best of Both Worlds

Pierce County offers the best of both worlds: a serene natural setting with rolling hills, lush valleys and breathtaking views and the economic vitality associated with its position in the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA. The county’s key communities of Ellsworth, Elmwood, Prescott, Spring Valley, Plum City and River Falls have experienced healthy growth across multiple business sectors, including manufacturing, distribution and industrial sand mining.

Plastics manufacturer, Genesis Industries and thermal materials producer Bergquist Co. are among the area’s largest employers along with Trinity Industries, Nestle Purina Pet Care Co. and natural foods distributor UNFI. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is also a major employer and is one of two higher education institutions in the county along with Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC).

Located in the I-94 corridor, Pierce County businesses and residents enjoy easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul to the west and Madison and Chicago to the east. The county also offers Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail service along its southern border.

A revolving business fund and Tax Increment Financing Districts in multiple communities help businesses start and grow. Additional startup and expansion assistance and training are available through the county, CVTC and UW-River Falls.

While the area’s vibrant business atmosphere and well-trained workforce spur business startup and growth, Pierce County’s natural resources and attractions are a draw for people looking for an ideal place to call home.  World class trout streams, orchards, golf courses and more than 5000 acres of public parkland provide year round recreation opportunities that are second to none for both residents and visitors.

For more information contact:

Paul E. Schwebach, Executive Director
Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
715-425-3881 / 1-800-228-5418
paul@pcedc.com


City/County Economic Development Corporations

Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
410 South 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022
(715) 425-3881
www.pcedc.com/


Business Associations (Chambers, Main Streets, etc.)

River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
214 N Main St.
River Falls, WI  54022
www.rfchamber.com
715-425-2533

Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce
237 Broad St.
Prescott, WI 54021
715.262.3284
www.prescottwi.com/

Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce
Russ Korpela, Executive Director
388 W Main St
Ellsworth, WI 54011
(715) 273-6442
388 W Main St, Ellsworth, WI 54011
(715) 273-6442
www.ellsworthchamber.com/


Spring Valley
PO Box 351
Spring Valley, WI 54767
(715) 778-5015
www.springvalleywisconsin.org/

Bay City Community Enhancement Group
PO Box 9
Bay City, WI 54723
(715) 594-3168
www.baycitywi.org

Elmwood Community Club
Jody Ottman, President
715-556-3327


Maiden Rock Area Community Association
715-448-2205
http://www.maidenrock.org/index.php

Plum City
715-647-3562
plumcitypages.com/

Prescott Chamber of Commerce
Trisha Huber, Chamber Coordinator
237 Oak St. Prescott, WI 54021
Phone: 715-262-3284
Fax: 715-262-5943
info@prescottwi.com
www.prescottwi.com/


River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Chris Blasius, CEO
214 North Main Street
River Falls WI 54022
Chamber Telephone: 715.425.2533
Fax: 715.425.2305
chris@rfchamber.com
www.rfchamber.com/

Mainstreet River Falls
715-425-2533
rfmainstreet.com/

Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 351
Spring Valley WI 54767
http://www.springvalleywisconsin.org/index.html
715.778.5015

 


 

Higher Education

UW River Falls
410 S 3rd St
River Falls, WI 54022
(715) 425-3911
www.uwrf.edu/

Chippewa Valley Technical College
500 S. Wasson Lane
River Falls, WI 54022
715.425.3301
www.cvtc.edu

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
1019 S. Knowles Ave.
New Richmond, WI 54017
715.246.6561
www.witc.edu

 


 

Government (City & County)

River Falls
222 Lewis St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Ph: 715-425-0900
www.rfcity.org/

Prescott
800 Borner St.
Prescott, WI 54021
Ph: 715-262-5544
Fx: 715-262-5764
www.prescottwi.org/

Ellsworth
130 North Chestnut Street
Ellsworth, Wisconsin 54011
Phone: (715) 273-4742
Fax: (715) 273-6460
www.villageofellsworth.org/


Spring Valley
E121 South 2nd Street
PO Box 276
Spring Valley, WI 54767
(715) 778-5635
springvalleywi.com/

Maiden Rock
W3535 WI-35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
(715) 448-2205
http://www.maidenrock.org/

Plum City
501 Main St.
PO Box 207
Plum City, WI 54761
715-647-3562
http://plumcitypages.com/


Bay City
PO Box  9
Bay City, WI 54723
(715) 594-3168
http://www.baycitywi.org/

Elmwood
323 West Winter Avenue
Elmwood, WI  54740
Phone: 715-639-3792
Fax: 715-639-3799
villelm@celectcom.net
http://www.elmwoodwi.org/

 

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