Friday, September 04, 2015
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!

     



    MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

     
    LADCO along with th La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with nearly 100 representatives of the greater La Crosse area to travel to our state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, October 21.

    We will meet up with elected legislators as a unified voice of our business community and to promote business growth and opportunities in our area. Join us on a day long trip to the capitol by bus caravan and visit with leaders in our state government at the Oktoberfest in the Capitol Gala Reception.

    The cost for this daylong trip includes a prepared packet of issue-oriented materials and reception is $50/person. Lunch is on your own.

    For more information, or to register, contact Jim Hill
    La Crosse Area Development Corporation  
    608-784-5488 
    ladco@centurytel.net


    Thank you to all who attended LADCO's Industry Appreciation Breakfast! 
     

    Managing the Talent Pipeline:
    Closing the Skills Gap

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how our free enterprise system improves society and the economy. The Foundation conducts research and produces events on issues facing businesses now and in the future. 

    One such prevailing issue that is impacting employers across the country, and can be attested to here in western Wisconsin, is the struggle to find skilled workers who can contribute to their companies' growth and success.

    Jason Tyszko, Senior Director of Education and Workforce Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and his colleagues at the Foundation have been engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach to close the skills gap. This innovative practice of managing the talent pipeline calls for employers to play a new and expanded leadership roll with education and workforce partnerships. Below we offer you Jason's presentation both as a pdf file and as a PowerPoint Presentation for your professional use. 
    The document below is an overview of the program. The paper identifies three
    foundational principles for a new talent pipeline management system and concludes by highlighting
    implications for key stakeholders, including employers, education and workforce providers, students and workers and policymakers.
    For more information about Talent Pipeline Management, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation website.

    Additional Links of Interest

    More companies are thinking through the long term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve.

    U.S. manufacturers now have a plan for closing the skills gap and opening the door to economic development.

    Every labor market is unique, and there are many factors to consider beyond population size and unemployment rate.
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