Friday, July 25, 2014
Welcome
The La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) serves a "triad of development" throughout the La Crosse Area: the attraction of business, the retention of business and industry, and co-management of the Coulee Region Business Center.

Located in Western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Area is ideally located for business and industry, serving as the center of the tri-state area (WI, MN and IA). The La Crosse Area is linked to the Upper Midwest and the rest of the country by Interstate 90, the Canadian Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads, the Mississippi River Navigational System, and air service via American and Delta Airlines at the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

La Crosse is home to three institutions of higher education, the University of WI – La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College, providing a highly trained workforce to companies throughout the region. Western Technical College, as well as the Northwest WI Manufacturing Outreach Center, provides a wide array of customized training to companies throughout the region.

Two nationally renowned health care facilities, Gundersen-Lutheran and Franciscan Healthcare - Mayo Clinic Health System, along with the vast array of recreational opportunities in our natural environment and much more contribute to the quality of life experienced in the La Crosse Area.

Come grow your business with us!
   

 The La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) serves a "triad of development" throughout the La Crosse Area:  the attraction of business, the retention of business and industry, and co-management of the Coulee Region Business Center.

Located in Western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Area is ideally located for business and industry, serving as the center of the tri-state area (WI, MN and IA).  The La Crosse Area is linked to the Upper Midwest and the rest of the country by Interstate 90, the Canadian Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads, the Mississippi River Navigational System, and air service via American and Delta Airlines at the La Crosse Municipal Airport. 

La Crosse is home to three institutions of higher education, the University of WI – La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College, providing a highly trained workforce to companies throughout the region.  Western Technical College, as well as the Northwest WI Manufacturing Outreach Center, provides a wide array of customized training to companies throughout the region. 

Two nationally renowned health care facilities, Gundersen-Lutheran and Franciscan-Skemp-Mayo, along with the vast array of recreational opportunities in our natural environment and much more contribute to the quality of life experienced in the La Crosse Area. 

Come grow your business with us!

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The Coulee Region Business Center (CRBC) provides facilities, resources, mentoring and coaching to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the La Crosse area. Learn more about this shared facility which is ideal for starting or expanding a business HERE.

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News & Announcements
Onalaska Police Department Ranks Among Top in Nation!
According to a recent assessment done on the Onalaska Police Department by the Altus Global Alliance, the agency ranks among the top 25 agencies among 65 stations assessed in the nation.  These agencies are assessed on everything from community engagement, transparency and physical conditions.  This is the first year the department has participated in the assessment which brought over 12,000 people into 1,340 different stations. Congratulations! 

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Receives Top Honor!

The La Crosse Area Development Corporation would like to congratulate UW-L on being named No.4 among public colleges in "Best Value For Under $30,000 a Year", according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.  UW-L was the only Wisconsin campus to make the national top 25 list. Congratulations!
Upcoming Events & Programs

LADCO'S 18th Annual Industry Appreciation Event
Co-sponsored by Coulee Bank

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual LADCO/Coulee Bank Industry Appreciation Breakfast slated for Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 in the Radisson Hotel Ballroom.  This event will recognize three areas of business success throughout the La Crosse Area. 

We are pleased to welcome Todd A. Berry, PhD, President of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, as keynote speaker.  Todd will review present and future prospects for the Wisconsin economy.  With the 2014 campaign underway, he will begin by briefly examining – and questioning – the economic and employment claims made by activists on both sides of the partisan divide.  He will then turn to widely publicized research released over the past year by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, to examine several important trends by economic sector, geographic region, and population group that he believes better contribute to a constructive discussion of the state’s business and economic challenges.

The program will also feature the presentation of the Diamond Recognition Award to the manufacturing firm making major strides in such areas as investment and expansion, export growth, job creation, and product innovation.  To support the spirit of partnership, the Triangle of Achievement Award will be conferred upon organizations and/or companies which teamed up to bring a certain project into fruition or collaborated to resolve issues central to the area’s economic development.  Additionally, the 18th year winners of the LADCO/ CenturyLink Coulee Region Entrepreneurial Initiative’s Business Plan Competition will receive awards for drafting impressive blueprints for the companies of the future.

By recognizing an established company and the architects of new business ideas in the same program, the successful companies of today can set an example for and welcome the new businesses of tomorrow.

Please make plans to join us for this very important breakfast gathering and recognize the success stories in our area’s business community.  The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Radisson Hotel Ballroom with registration/ breakfast at 7:00 a.m.  The program will conclude by approximately 8:45 a.m.  Cost is $35 per person.  Included with this letter is the registration form.  Please RSVP by July 18th


2012 Business Plan Winner, Wyatt Hrudka, of Wyatt Bikes launches Kickstarter Campaign!

Wyatt has designed a new bike and he needs your help to put it into production! Please visit  http://wyattbikes.com/what-is-kickstarter-and-how-does-it-work/ for more information and how to donate! 

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“BE BOLD 2: Growing Wisconsin’s Talent Pool” Study Released
Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. has released the results of a year-long examination of the state’s job skills challenges and opportunities. This study was prompted by growing concerns about existing skills gaps and the effects an aging workforce will have on employer ability to meet future needs, and was undertaken in partnership with ManpowerGroup. BE BOLD 2: Growing Wisconsin’s Talent Pool is available for download on CWI’s website, www.competitivewi.com.


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