Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Announcements
Magazine Will Promote Wisconsin as a Place To Do Business
BizTimes Media LLC today unveiled the inaugural edition of “WisconsinBiz,” a special magazine and website promoting Wisconsin as a place to do business. The 112-page, glossy publication has a three-fold mission.. Read More. An online version is available at www.wisconsinbiz.com

Congratulations Aquinas and Onalaska Boys Basketball
Congratulations to State Basketball Champs Aquinas High School and State Basketball Semi-Finalists Onalaska! You showed the state how good boys basketball is in Western Wisconsin and conducted yourselves very impressively. A job well done! 

Wisconsin Ranked 16th Healthiest State in 2012
The United Health Foundation ranked Wisconsin the 16th healthiest state last year. Wisconsin strengths include
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low rate of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
  • - See more at: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/WI/2012#sthash.s0MJ8iBD.dpuf
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low rate of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
  • - See more at: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/WI/2012#sthash.s0MJ8iBD.dpuf
    • High rate of high school graduation
    • Low rate of uninsured population
    • Low prevalence of diabetes

     

    - See more at: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/WI/2012#sthash.s0MJ8iBD.dpuf
    highest high school graduation rate and low prevalence of diabetes. For a full report.. Click Here. 

    La Crosse and the Arts

    The arts make a valuable contribution to the Greater La Crosse area, through programming, involvement opportunities, and financial activities. In 2012 the City of La Crosse participated in a study by American’s for the Arts which looked into the Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations. This study provided evidence that the nonprofit arts are a significant industry in the City of La Crosse. Click here to read this study. Fuel creativity, beautify our cities and improve our quality of life by visiting the La Crosse Arts Alliance website to find out how to get involved.

     

    UW-L Makes Kiplinger Rank Again
    Congratulations! Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine puts UWL at number 73 on the list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." This rank is based on academic quality and affordability. La Crosse is one of 2 Wisconsin schools to make the list- the other being UW-Madison... Read More
     

    Gundersen Gas-to-Energy Project Recognized
    La Crosse County and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center received national recognition for their efforts to turn methane gas from the county landfill into electricity and heat for Gundersen’s Onalaska campus. This is said to generate enough renewable energy to offset the equivalent emissions of nearly 53,000 passenger cars... Read More 

    Congratulations! La Crosse Community Theater Gets A New Home

    Weber Center for the Performing Arts is set to transform the La Crosse Community Theater experience. For anyone who has acted in the old La Crosse Community Theater on Fifth Avenue or sat in the audience, the transformation is magical. This new space will give the opportunity to inspire many throughout the years... Read More

     

    Viterbo University Honored For Distinctive Educational Excellence
    Congratulations Viterbo! Viterbo University is now featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education... Read More 

    National Award Winning College

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse College of Business Administration has won a national award- the Council for Higher Education Accred-itation’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. UW-L’s business college is the first higher education institution in Wisconsin to receive the honor... Read More

     

    Wisconsin Ranked 13th In Business Climate
    Wisconsin ranks No. 13 on a list of Site Selection magazine’s Top Business Climates. North Carolina is No. 1 in the rankings, which are based 50 percent on a survey of corporate site selectors and 50 percent on criteria that include a state’s business taxes and record of attracting capital investment... Read More
     

    Local Schools Get Good Marks On State Report Cards

    The report cards are in, and most La Crosse-area schools meet or exceed state expectations.
    The  highly anticipated report cards released Monday graded more than 2,100 Wisconsin schools on new, more stringent measurements.
    The schools were rated on a 100-point scale based on four categories....Read More

     

    Events and Programs



    The La Crosse Area Development Corporation features a number of events throughout the year.  Ranging from our annual Business Plan Competition, which highlights local up-and-coming businesses, to our Annual Meeting, which offers board members, partners and members an opportunity to hear the latest LADCO news, and The Economic Forum, which features a regularly changing topic of interest to community members.  Check regularly to hear the latest about our events and programs!

     

    56th Fall Economic Forum!

    LADCO's Economic Forum has devoted its programs to "issues or trends that will have a major impact on the area economy."

    The next Forum, entitled "Issues and Challenges in Transportation in Wisconsin" is slated for Thursday, November 6th, beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the Radisson Center.  

    Cost is $35/person.







    “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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