Pierce County, WI Services
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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.

PCEDC Services

The development needs of your business drive the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation.  Our stock in trade is INFORMATION – up to date, comprehensive, and customized to fit your unique business requirements.  We were created 20+ years ago as a public-private partnership to encourage business and community development in Pierce County and the City of River Falls.  While our county’s economic landscape has changed over the past 20 years, but the need to respond effectively to economic opportunities has not.  As a private, not-for-profit corporation, we maintain strict confidentiality of your sensitive business information as we discuss


The lifeblood of business. We stay on top of the dozens of available business financing programs and their requirements so that we can quickly identify the best capital structure for your project investment.  (And we’ll create our own when there’s a gap in the market.)


Building a project “on paper” and thoroughly examining the downstream, strategic implications, is both an art and a science.  We have a variety of resources to assist you, including the experience of Danielle Campeau, Director of the Center for Innovation and Business Development at UW-River Falls since 2014 which was created to leverage University resources in support of economic growth and business development in the St. Croix Valley region. As well as Katherine Fossler, business consultant for the Small Business Development Center; the expertise of our 11 member volunteer Board of Directors; explore the capabilities of UW—River Falls’ College of Business and Economics and UW – Stout’s Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center; networking with the SBA and expert business mentors via SCORE; then factor in the networking power in our Chambers of Commerce and regional development coalitions, and you’ll find the planning resources you need to maximize your options and probability of success. 


We stay up to date with our local and regional industrial property markets along with local trucking, warehousing, and supply chain management resources. 


While we maintain our picturesque rural character, you may be surprised at the depth, breadth, and quality of our local business support services.  From creative services to machine shops to full service accounting, legal, consulting, engineering, design, and construction services, our local providers give you local access, responsive service, and cost effective results from our western Wisconsin locations.  We’ll provide the contacts for you to investigate in detail.   


Our county’s businesses take advantage of a rare combination of top quality educational systems, customized training resources, and a strong work ethic among Pierce County’s people.  We’ll be glad to prepare a labor market analysis to your specifications and help your human resource managers design recruitment and training strategies to complement your financing investigation.

Your business story could very well create its next profitable chapter here in Pierce County.
Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation!