IN MEMORY: DAVID LOOMIS (1940-2015)
With full hearts, we at the CRBC would like to pay tribute to a generous soul who recently departed this world. For over 20 years, Dave Loomis was the breath of small business development and the Coulee Region Business Center here in La Crosse, WI. His devotion extended well beyond the typical work week. Dave could often be found upon a ladder making repairs or tending the garden he started here at the CRBC. The CRBC tenants were Dave's extended family and there wasn't much he wouldn't do to support them. We were all sad to see Dave's health lead him to an early retirement, and even more so his last breath. The memory of Dave Loomis will continue to live on in the halls and heart of the Coulee Region Business Center.
La Crosse Ranked in Top Spot for People Over 50!
In a recent article done by the "AARP Bulletin" La Crosse Ranked in the number one spot in the nation for small cities for individuals over the age of 50. The ranking was based on factors like safety and security, affordable and appropriate housing, ability to easily get around, transportation options and supportive community features and services. The Washburn neighborhood was also ranked fifth-best in the nation due a number of factors that included low crime, air quality, above-average high school graduation rates and low speed limits. Wisconsin ranked very well overall in the AARP ratings.
Holmen and Onalaska Make Family Friendly List!
In a recent study done by NerdWallet, Holmen and Onalaska rank in the Top 10 places to live for young families in Wisconsin. Holmen ranked second and Onalaska ranked ninth. Holmen came in just less than one point than the first place community,Evansville. Some of the criterion that NerdWallet observed was public school ratings, median home value, monthly home ownership costs, median household income and income growth. Congrats to both Onalaska and Holmen!
Dynamic Recycling Receives WEDC Tax Credits!
Dynamic Recycling of La Crosse will be investing over $2 million in improvements to the former ATK site in the town of Onalaska making room for expansion that could lead up to 110 new jobs. Dynamic Recycling was awarded up to $360,000 in tax credits over the next three years by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Dynamic Recycling, Inc. was founded in 2007. It is a company that properly and professionally disposes of electronic materials throughout the state and was established with environmental sustainability in mind. There is a process that is followed once Dynamic receives the material; they identify reusable or refurbishable parts, break down remaining materials, and the waste material is distributed to other companies to make new products.
“I am convinced that this is a positively progressive move for their company. It allows them much needed renovating and expansion, which will enable the creation of over 100 new jobs in a very progressive and critical environmental need,” Town of Onalaska chairman Rolly Bogert said.
LADCO was pleased to work with Dynamic Recycling in this process and looks forward to the growth and development to the La Crosse area in the years to come.
La Crosse Named in OUTSIDE Magazine!
La Crosse was named in OUTSIDE Magazine as one of the "16 Best Towns To Live In" in the United States. The competition looked at the towns' "delectable dining scenes, friendly, walkable neighborhoods and unparalleled access to outdoor adventure." Over 1.5 million readers cast their bracket-style votes in the magazine's competition!
Onalaska Ranked One of Best Cities in Wisconsin for Home Ownership!
NerdWallet study found Onalaska as 8 of 85 cities ranked in the state for home ownership. The company looked at home availability, afforadability, and area growth in cities of population 10,000 or more.
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!