Thursday, July 24, 2014
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

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
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  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low rate of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
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    • High rate of high school graduation
    • Low rate of uninsured population
    • Low prevalence of diabetes


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    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, 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!


    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 for more information and how to donate! 

    The Drift Fat Bike

    “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,


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