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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

Save the Date!

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


Wednesday, July 23rd

Keynote Speaker: 
Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

Registration details coming out soon!





A Limited Number of Low-Dollar Contracts Now Available Through New Online Marketplace

On Jan. 17, 2013, The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, launched a “beta” (pilot) version of RFP-EZ, a new online marketplace that streamlines the government contracting process, making it simpler for small businesses to find and bid on low-dollar contracts from federal agencies.







“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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