Economic Gateway http://www.momentumwest.org Momentum West News RSS Feed Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:14:11 -0800 en-us Talent Attraction is Key to the Future of Western Wisconsin http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14324 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The economy in western Wisconsin is thriving and businesses in the area are continuing to experience growth. That's the good news. The challenge is that with growth comes a need to hire local, tal... Wine industry growing in Western Wisconsin http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13982 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - Wineries are popping up across Wisconsin. The recent uptick in the Wisconsin wine industry over the past decade has a lot to do with science. It's all becau... State makes progress on some workforce goals, deems others 'unreachable' http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13981 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Wisconsin state government has been bracing for the looming workforce crisis for years. "We've had quite a lot of warning for this," said Dennis Winters, chief economist for the Depar... Chippewa Falls mentor program going strong into 30th year http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13980 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Two new faces are welcoming students to a small, brightly-colored office tucked away in the Chippewa Falls Middle School, which houses the Chippewa Area Mentor Program. Lisa Husom and Jill Herriges... Technology reboot: Dell equipment donation boosts computer networking lab http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13979 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 To the untrained eye, they may not look like much — rows upon rows of sleek-looking metal boxes stacked high inside another metal box in a small room. To the students in the computer networki... Workers wanted: Facing a worker shortage, more employers turning to robots http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13978 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 At the De Buhr family farm in Grant County, the workers have been getting harder to find. Cory De Buhr, 48, returned from college in 1994 to take over his family’s 240 acres, but his son left... Economic recovery continues in county http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13977 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 16 Dec 9200 15:08:56 -0800 Employment in Polk County has increased beyond pre-recession levels. But signs of poverty persist. Full article   ... From lemonade to Lions, Osceola rallies to support ‘Shop with a Cop’ http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13976 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 16 Dec 2800 15:08:48 -0800 It started small, with a meal “paid forward” in the drive-thru last summer. But a recipient of that stranger’s gift, a 5-year-old Osceola boy named Carson, was inspired by the concep... Nearly a century old, Spitzer Building now home to successful restaurant http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13975 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The owners of Lucky Panda joined the Osceola Historical Society earlier this summer in celebrating River Rails and Trails Days. The Spitzer Building — one of several buildings and businesses the... Dance studio opens in St. Croix Falls http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13974 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The River City Dance Company opened a dance studio on Sept. 6 at 132 North Washington Street in St. Croix Falls.  The owner, Sheryl Baker, started her dance career by clogging, figure ska... WCCO visits the 'City of Lakes' http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13973 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It was just two days that was more than two months in the making. But to the residents and businesses featured during WCCO TV’s final ‘Goin’ to the Lake’ segment of the summer,... Working Together http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14107 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Wisconsin is full of people and organization dedicated to economic development and making our state the best place to live, own a business or to retire. Economic development corporations throughout th... Local newspaper marks 125 years! http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13972 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It’s often been said that newspapers record the first draft of history for a community. For over 125 years, the Amery Free Press has been doing just that, on a weekly basis.  The paper&r... Down she goes! Former ALCO building tumbles to make way for Kwik Trip http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13971 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The sun has set on Amery’s long-vacant ALCO building. Gustafson Excavating out of North Branch, Minn. began demolition on the structure September 5. The site is being prepared for constructio... Hudson development set for October completion http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13970 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The set of buildings being developed on Second Street in Hudson near the I-94 entrance will likely be completed by the end of October, welcoming familiar tenants and some new ones as well. Kelley G... Los Habaneros looks to bring back authentic Mexican food http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13969 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In the old home of Fiesta Loca at 131 Carmichael Road, a new Mexican restaurant is looking to bring authentic food to Hudson. "We're continuing that history so to speak," owner Jorge ... Hudson man transforms family farm to pizza kitchen http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13968 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 16 Dec 2400 15:07:53 -0800 In March, Jeff Volovsek of Hudson sat in a crowded room at the University of Wisconsin — River Falls and watched his son, John, pitch an idea to a group of local business leaders. As a participa... Catch the Wave http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14106 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 16 Dec 2400 15:07:53 -0800 Business is booming in Wisconsin and now is the perfect time to locate here and catch the wave. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has launched numerous projects and opportunities for new ... Apples, any way you like 'em http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13966 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Apple Crisp, Golden Delicious, Gala, just to name a few. These apples can be found on the 30-acre farm in El Paso Township, where new ownership has taken over Rush River Orchard & Bakery. Jo... Supply Chain Marketplace ready for companies seeking to do business with Foxconn http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14242 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CREATE A PROFILE Statewide, online sourcing tool is free and allows opportunity to showcase full capabilities The statewide Supply Chain Marketplace has unveiled a Foxconn-specific directory for... WEDC to discuss supply chain options with FoxConn http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13964 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) provided an overview of supply chain (contract vendor) opportunities associated with Foxconn Technology Group at the Cashman Conference Center, W... Money for Your Business! http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14105 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If you own a business and need temporary or gap financing, you may not find it at the bank. You could, however, receive capital from the Regional Business Fund established by the West Central Wisconsi... Wyoming Rocks! http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=14108 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If you are a rock-hound, get in the car and head to Wyoming. Our state really rocks and for thousands of reasons. In Wyoming, the ancient past comes to life, which is why you can find a rich deposit o... 2017’s Happiest States in America http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13963 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 People determine their own happiness. But how content we are with life is not only and always a matter of perspective. And it’s certainly not about beauty, power or wealth — at least,&nbsp... These Are The 5 Brain Skills You’ll Need In The Future Of Work http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13962 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “About 20 years ago, it was seen as really important to be strategic rather than tactical,” says neuroscientist Tara Swart. But advances in her field, combined with the shifting deman...