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Do you have dreams of launching a business? Taking those dreams from concept to reality is no easy task. It is thrilling, hard work, and...
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Posted on Dec 11, 2017
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Legislative advocates from the Greater St. Croix Valley were in the capitol rotunda last February. The economic development corporations (EDCs) and chambers of commerce from St....
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Posted on Dec 07, 2017
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Have you met the Pierce County Board Supervisors yet? The last election was held in the Spring of 2016 and we have an incredible group...
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Posted on Dec 04, 2017
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By Sarah Nigbor on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. One of the visions of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce's Connect Communities Committee is to build...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
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Do you need capital for your business or are you an investor wanting to expand your network? If so, the Wisconsin Angel Network is the...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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Mary Anne Wise’ has written a book is being published by, Thrums, headed by Linda Liggen. She created a textile periodical empire spanning over 40...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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Are you tired of searching for the last space in a crowded city or hoping that prices and lease rates will be affordable? If so,...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE Ellsworth, Wis. - Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is pleased to announce that Joe Folsom has been hired as the next Executive...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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By Mike Longaecker Today at 11:11 a.m. Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, announced Nov. 13 that he will run as a Republican in the special election...
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Posted on Nov 17, 2017
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Is there an interstate or road project underway in your neighborhood? If so, we’re not surprised. Wisconsin is investing heavily in infrastructure and you can...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Harsdorf becomes...
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Posted on Nov 10, 2017
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What do you think of when you consider sustainability or green energy sources? If you live in Pierce County, Wisconsin you should think about Xcel...
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Posted on Nov 06, 2017
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By Mike Longaecker Today at 8:00 a.m. 6 1 / 2 Pierce County Board members will consider a plan to restore funding for a vacant agriculture agent position...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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If you are looking for a new home for your family or your business, you want to live somewhere truly awesome, truly spectacular. Wisconsin is...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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We share borders, common ideals and goals. Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa businesses have been working together for centuries and now the 7 Rivers Alliance is...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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Everyone loves a good competition, especially when prize money is involved. Students at UW-RF can compete to see whose business ideas and plans are the...
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Posted on Oct 16, 2017
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People determine their own happiness. But how content we are with life is not only and always a matter of perspective. And it’s certainly not...
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Posted on Oct 12, 2017
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“About 20 years ago, it was seen as really important to be strategic rather than tactical,” says neuroscientist Tara Swart. But advances in her field,...
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Posted on Oct 11, 2017
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) provided an overview of supply chain (contract vendor) opportunities associated with Foxconn Technology Group on Sept. 18 at the Cashman...
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Posted on Oct 11, 2017
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Do you have an interest in helping local businesses succeed? So do the founders and investors in Hill Capital Corporation. This is a publicly reporting...
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Posted on Oct 09, 2017
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Cheese. Cold winters. Packers. When people in other parts of the country think of Wisconsin, those are some of the main ideas that come to mind,...
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Posted on Oct 09, 2017
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Apple Crisp, Golden Delicious, Gala, just to name a few. These apples can be found on the 30-acre farm in El Paso Township, where new ownership...
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Posted on Oct 06, 2017
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MADISON, WI.  – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is accepting applications from nonprofit and community-based organizations for a grant program designed to advance the statewide...
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Posted on Oct 05, 2017
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How Wisconsin Landed Foxconn Remember the big one that got away? Wisconsin doesn’t. Landing the largest capital investment in state history has a way of erasing bad...
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Posted on Oct 03, 2017
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Do you have the next great idea? Have you launched a company and are looking to grow? Getting off the ground can be difficult but...
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Posted on Oct 02, 2017
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Are you thinking about making major business changes, relocating to Wisconsin or opening a new facility? Making these decisions is not easy and a mistake...
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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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Launching a company is exciting but it is also a lot of hard work. If you have no experience doing so, it can be easy...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2017
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By RiverTown Newsroom Today at 8:57 a.m. PLUM CITY — Mel Pittman, a Plum City dairy farmer and member of the Republican Party, has announced that...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2017
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Raising capital has just gotten easier in Wisconsin. If your business qualifies for the Qualified New Business Venture Program (QNBV), anyone who invests in you...
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Posted on Sep 11, 2017
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River Falls, Wisconsin, August 21, – Ross & Associates, Ltd. of River Falls, Wisconsin today announced that its status as an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC)...
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Posted on Aug 29, 2017
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Associated Press, August 20, 2017  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin, a move that will...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2017
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WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
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8/15/2017  Paul Jadin, pjadin@madisonregion.org, 608.571.0401 MadREP invites companies to showcase capabilities with free, statewide online tool Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, facilitated by the state’s...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2017
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Greetings, economic development partners!   The news that Foxconn will  build a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing facility in our state – the first facility...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2017
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Ross & Associates, General Contractor for the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center being built in the Sterling Ponds Business Park, will be hosting a...
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Posted on Aug 07, 2017
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By RiverTown Newsroom on Jul 24, 2017 at 1:23 p.m. Employees of Three Square Market of River Falls will have a chance at a new way...
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Posted on Jul 26, 2017
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By Rebecca Mariscal on Jul 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Paul Schwebach is retiring, again. Almost four years ago, Schwebach retired from Royal Credit Union. Three days...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2017
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A scorecard on state economic climate We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:01 AM  PCEDC Executive Director Paul Schwebach welcomed everyone to the 2017 Annual Dinner. Schwebach has announced that he will retire by...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in conjunction with the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), announced recently it is awarding up to $200,000 in Ideadvance...
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Posted on Jul 06, 2017
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6/27/2017  A new trade group, the Wisconsin Craft Brewers Association, has been formed to fight for the interests of craft beverage producers in the state.  This not-for-profit...
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Posted on Jun 30, 2017
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Posted Today at 8:56 a.m. Members of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, shown here during a 2017 visit to Ellsworth, haven't completed their work as the...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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The Dairy State’s immigrant farm workers see Wisconsin and President Trump in their rearview mirrors as they return to Mexico. And farm owners scramble to...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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By Matthew Lambert on Jun 25, 2017 at 8:17 a.m. The 2017 Cheese Curd Festival was held on June 23 and 24 in East End Park...
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Posted on Jun 23, 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 Jun 22, 2017
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By Matthew Lambert on Jun 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. It starts with milk. Not just any milk. The best milk. For years, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery has...
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Posted on Jun 22, 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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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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