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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.

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Wisconsin companies exported $21.2 billion worth of products to sellers outside the United States in 2016, a dip of about 6 percent from the previous...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2017
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Keeping businesses here in Wisconsin is one of our objectives at the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation. Our goal is to stimulate the economy by...
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Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn eyes Wisconsin for new plant Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant SCOTT BAUER Associated Press  Jun 15, 2017   Apple Event Apple CEO Tim Cook...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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Do you dread going to the bank? Is your vision of a banker some guy in a tight suit staring his nose down at you?...
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Posted on Jun 12, 2017
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We all like new friends and you can become one of ours. The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is online and on social media. Like...
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Posted on Jun 05, 2017
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Looking for your next vacation spot? If you aren’t from Wisconsin, consider vacationing in our amazing state. Wisconsin is a special kind of fun and...
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Posted on May 29, 2017
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Thanks to the state’s growing economy and positive business climate, Wisconsin was named among Chief Executive magazine’s 10 Best States for Business for the first...
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Posted on May 25, 2017
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Good health begins with what you eat. If you want to increase your energy levels, feel better in general or load up on the vitamins,...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revisions for March and preliminary estimates for April covering employment...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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The official groundbreaking of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center in the River Falls Sterling Ponds Corporate Park was held on Wednesday, May 10....
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Posted on May 21, 2017
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As a business owner, there are plenty of opportunities for you in Wisconsin, many of them created by incredible government-led initiatives. In September, WHEDA hosted...
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Posted on May 15, 2017
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JFC Also Approves Additional Money For Drug Treatment Programs Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4:45pm By Laurel White Wisconsin's economic development agency would once again have the power to...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on May 10, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. Rain held off as a crowd gathered for the official groundbreaking of the St. Croix Valley...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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For the 13th year in a row, CEOs weigh in on what each of the 50 states has to offer your business. Click here for the...
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Posted on May 09, 2017
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By Kit Murray Today at 5:38 a.m.  Construction on the Highway 63 bridge is scheduled to begin this month. (Photo illustration courtesy of the project’s Visual...
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Posted on May 09, 2017
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Are you expanding? Do you have a fantastic idea for a hotel, retail business, office park or warehouse facility? If so, you are going to...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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CELEBRATING AND INSPIRING INNOVATION. Wherever. Whenever. INNOVATION, IT’S WHERE WE LIVE. Wisconsin is an innovative state. Although discussions of  “innovation” are usually directed toward internet startups and...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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State’s Tourism Spending up 3.28% to $12.31 Billion The 2016 traveler spending in Pierce County increased 4.05% to $25.9 million according to an annual analysis released...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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When we say a product is made in Wisconsin, that’s saying more than just where it was produced—it speaks to the attributes of the product...
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Posted on May 05, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on May 2, 2017 at 9:59 a.m. After 20 years of growing their River Falls business Sajan from a small startup in their...
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Posted on May 02, 2017
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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristina LeVan, Wisconsin Department of Tourism  608-266-0458; klevan@travelwisconsin.com   Russ Korpela, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  715-273-6442; director@ellsworthchamber.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELLSWORTH SERVES UP 16TH YEAR OF CHEESE...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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Read news as it’s happening. Learn about new opportunities, programs and incentives. Find out about local business expansions and events you can participate in. Get...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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MADISON — The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee will start writing its own version of the next state budget Monday afternoon. The panel will take about two...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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Strong Home Sales, Limited Housing Supply Drive Wisconsin Housing Market Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:10pm By Brady Carlson The latest Wisconsin real estate figures show continued growth in...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2017
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Whether you can’t live without your dog and best friend or you depend on livestock for your livelihood, animal health and wellbeing is important. MAI...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 21, 2017    BLS Data: Wisconsin Ranks 15th in Nation in Manufacturing Growth Rate Year-Over-Year, Outpacing All Neighboring States MADISON – Department of Workforce...
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Posted on Apr 21, 2017
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Dr. Carl Calabrese wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. In fact, he didn’t even decide he wanted to become a...
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Posted on Apr 20, 2017
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A new bill at the state Capitol would let robots take to the sidewalks to make customer deliveries across the state.  An Assembly committee meeting yesterday...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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Sláinte. A fitting saying for the Swinging Bridge Brewing Company. It means “health” in Irish Gaelic. Paired with the word mhaith, it translates to “good...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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WEDC supports efforts to promote Wisconsin as a great place to work and live The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is teaming up with young professional...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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Startups, and the entrepreneurs that drive them, are a critical component of Wisconsin’s economic success. From the corner hardware store to the booming high-tech bioscience company,...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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If you hear “economics” and immediately think about crunching numbers, visit the University of Wisconsin River Falls. They have made economics so much more by...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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CHIPPEWA FALLS — The good news is Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is about 3.7 percent, said Ray Allen, secretary of the state Department of Workforce Development.  The...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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?Veterans Employment Grant Program The State of Wisconsin works to connect veterans with good, family-supporting jobs. One way we do that is by supporting those businesses...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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Entrepreneurs are welcome to attend Startup Weekend April 7-9 at University Research Park, organizers announced recently. Similar to past years, the three-day event will give entrepreneurs the basics...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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ELMWOOD—The sign may say Big Dick's outside, but there's a new bar and grill in Elmwood. On Nov. 15, Josh and Steph Kern purchased Big Dick's...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2017
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The annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest has always been a canary in a high-tech coal mine, chirping out alerts about the kinds of businesses...
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Posted on Apr 11, 2017
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A year ago at 2:34 p.m. Feb. 15, fire departments from nine communities responded to a fire at 128 Main St. in Somerset, General Sam's Sports Bar...
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Posted on Apr 11, 2017
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Do you need a job? Are you looking to hire but can’t find the right talent? The Jobs Center of Wisconsin is here to help....
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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
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WEDC salutes volunteers and staff at event in Wisconsin Rapids. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2016 at the...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
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By Gretta Stark on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:29 p.m.       The St. Croix Valley Business Incubator will be located in Sterling Ponds Corporate Park.  RIVER FALLS...
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Posted on Apr 07, 2017
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Veterans and their immediate family members can receive up to $500 for the Wisconsin SBDC Network’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, thanks to a state grant and...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2017
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After a year of construction, Nilssen’s Foods in Baldwin celebrated a grand reopening Friday, March 31 after adding 15,000 square feet. The grand reopening showcased the...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2017
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Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the "Holy Trinity" of the Wisconsin economy and may always be so, given the state’s tradition of excellence in all...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2017
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Loved by marketers, vilified by media, millennials are at once the most popular and unpopular generation alive. They’re the largest, too, giving them an outsized influence...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2017
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Do you need flyers created for your business? Are you looking for business cards, banners for a grand opening, direct mail pieces, or other marketing...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
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Backers Say Deal With CN Will Open Up New Markets For Regional Businesses Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:00am By Danielle Kaeding Members of a new cargo partnership in...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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WEDC assistance to help Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery ramp up production of its world-famous cheese curds State tax credits support expansion of co-op in Wisconsin’s “Cheese...
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Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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The March 2017 edition of the St. Croix Valley Economic Dashboard has been released by the Center for Economic Research (CER) at UW-River Falls, in...
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Posted on Mar 29, 2017
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The Waverly Grade School (grades 1-8 with 36 students) is where Harriet Lansing spent her early years. When rural schools were consolidated in the late...
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Posted on Mar 29, 2017
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Are you looking to expand your knowledge? Do you want to grow as a business owner, executive or individual? Sometimes the best educational opportunities come...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
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Across the U.S., the talent wars are being won by states that invest resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and have workforces...
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Posted on Mar 23, 2017
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3/13/2017  Kristina LeVan, Wisconsin Department of Tourism klevan@TravelWisconsin.com; Work Cell: 608-332-4551  Lisa Marshall, Wisconsin Department of Tourism lmarshall@TravelWisconsin.com; Work Cell: 608-445-0267  Travel Wisconsin is taking its brand of "real fun"...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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Rate Is Lowest Its Been Since 2001; National Rate For January Is 4.8 Percent Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3:40pm By Shawn Johnson Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.9...
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Posted on Mar 09, 2017
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Wisconsin companies exported $21.2 billion worth of products to sellers outside the United States in 2016, a dip of about 6 percent from the previous...
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Posted on Mar 05, 2017
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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the state's Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) covering the third quarter of...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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Communities Feel The Pinch Of Construction Costs And Budget Cuts Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:25am By Shawn Johnson There's a road in the western Wisconsin town of Northfield...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - It's the country's largest educational event on organic agriculture.  Lauren Langworthy, Events and Education Specialist and Conference Coordinator at MOSES said it's...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2017
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Development-ready property designation helps attract new commercial projects MADISON, WI. Feb. 14, 2017—The Certified In Wisconsin® Program, offered in partnership by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation...
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Posted on Feb 15, 2017
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WEDC is currently authorized to issue loans under its Business Opportunity Loan Fund, though that authority will go away in June under the 2015-17 budget.  Walker's...
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Posted on Feb 15, 2017
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By Youssef Rddad on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Everyone needs socks, but for those who are homeless, a new pair can sometimes be hard...
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Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill to expand broadband service in underserved parts of the state. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill...
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Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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Two years after phasing out the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s loan program in the wake of a scathing audit and several bad deals, Gov. Scott...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2017
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Audit Found Cost Of 16 Ongoing Projects Has Increased By $3B Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:45am By Laurel White An audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation released...
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Posted on Jan 30, 2017
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Survey Shows A Majority Expect Bullish New Year Thursday, December 29, 2016, 3:50pm By Kyla Calvert Mason Wisconsin bankers are optimistic the state's economy will grow in the...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, February 8, for the annual Greater...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Get valuable early-stage feedback by entering the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest! The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Wisconsin YES! (Youth Entrepreneurs in Science) is a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor's Business Plan Contest. Public, private and homeschooled students...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Great things are happening in rural Wisconsin! Share your story with Wisconsin Rural Partners-now accepting nominations to recognize 2017 Top Rural Development Initiatives.   Any project, activity,...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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All kinds of encouraging news regarding the local business economy was presented Tuesday night to attendees at the annual meeting of the Pierce County Economic...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
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Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses By Don Davis, Superior Telegram, Jan. 17, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House Taxes Committee chairman is...
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Posted on Jan 19, 2017
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January 3, 2017 Survey predicts uptick in hiring, profitability during first half of 2017 MADISON – Wisconsin business leaders begin 2017 very optimistic about both the direction...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
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The road leading into the Pierce County Solid Waste Department was lined with trucks and trailers Monday, Dec. 5 as farmers waited to get a...
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Posted on Dec 29, 2016
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Construction plans for both the proposed Vista Croix development and the new plant of Diversified Manufacturing Company (DMC) were approved by the Prescott City Council...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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By Matthew Lambert Today at 7:33 a.m. ELLSWORTH -- Phyllis Beastrom might be one of the hardest working people in Pierce County.   She’s a mother, a wife,...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is leading a global trade venture to Canada from April 30 to May 5, 2017, with stops in Toronto...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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The contest helps connect innovators throughout the state with resources, mentoring and prospective sources of capital to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage to set...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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A new grant program offering financial assistance for rural economic development has been announced by Governor Scott Walker. At his Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit last...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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When Mark Hogan took the reins at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. last year, the state’s job-creation agency was under siege. Democrats were calling for an...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Nick Halter, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Dec 19, 2016, 3:45pm (See Correction/Clarification at end of article) The former St. Croix Meadows Dog Track in Hudson, Wis., could...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2016
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Thomas Content , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12:04 p.m. CST December 3, 2016 Nearly 100,000 rural Wisconsin residents will be receiving $50 vouchers from the state if...
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Posted on Dec 15, 2016
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Surrounded by members of the Malone Student Council, Malone Parent Group and Prescott School District Employees, Representatives from Nestlé Purina’s Hager City, Wisconsin manufacturing facility...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2016
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Companies that get public assistance and then cut or relocate jobs outside the state would be subject to stricter reporting requirements under a proposal to...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2016
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Companies that get public assistance and then cut or relocate jobs outside the state would be subject to stricter reporting requirements under a proposal to...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2016
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Representative Petryk named "Legislator of the Year" by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce   From left to right: Lee Markquart, Jeff Smith (Owner at Erv Smith), Mark Seyer...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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12/5/2016  Though economists warn against reading too much into the figures, the number of people getting laid off in the state has dropped sharply from last...
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Posted on Dec 05, 2016
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11/30/2016  Contact: Tom Still or Angela Schlobohm at 608-442-7557  To learn more, visit: www.govsbizplancontest.com   MADISON – The 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online...
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Posted on Dec 01, 2016
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Nov 22 2016 MADISON, Wis. – This evening, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in the...
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Posted on Nov 22, 2016
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DATCP NEWS RELEASE: Scammers Dangle Gift Cards as Clickbait Release Date:  November 23, 2016 Media Contact:  Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications Specialist, 608-224-5007 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director,...
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Posted on Nov 22, 2016
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For the past three years, Lisa Mueller has been mixing produce and turning ingredients from her farm into popular recipes to enjoy. After farming for 22...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

The Prescott City Council approved spending in TIF (Tax-Incremental Financing) District No. 5 during its most recent meeting Monday evening to help a business located...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-River Falls will be offering an Entrepreneurial Training Program beginning Oct. 12 to prepare potential entrepreneurs to start...
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Posted on Sep 14, 2016
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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