Economic Gateway http://www.momentumwest.org Momentum West News RSS Feed Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:46:07 -0700 en-us Economic recovery continues in county http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13977 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 21 Oct 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, 21 Oct 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, 21 Oct 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, 21 Oct 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... Bar bites and breakfast: Prescott Roadhouse is open http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13965 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Street tacos with shrimp, pork belly, fish, steak, or chicken. Bacon cheeseburger wontons. Smoked brisket. And we haven't even gotten to breakfast yet. These are a few of the items off the menu... 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... To attract people, Wisconsin looks to transcend its cheesy reputation http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13961 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 21 Oct 5600 15:06:49 -0800 Cheese. Cold winters. Packers. When people in other parts of the country think of Wisconsin, those are some of the main ideas that come to mind, according to a survey conducted last year ... Eau Claire small business owner invited to the White House http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13744 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 21 Oct 9200 15:06:40 -0800 Two Wisconsin businesses, including one from the Chippewa Valley, are being invited to the White House for a roundtable on small business. Jeff Dykes is with "Northern Star Fire," an Eau ... Sales training making a comeback at WITC http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13745 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Sat, 21 Oct 9200 15:06:40 -0800 After a 10-year hiatus, Wiscsonsin Indianhead Technical College is bringing back the Selling Principles class this coming fall. Several business owners had lamented that local sales training was no... It Takes a Village http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13571 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Expanding community services, attracting new businesses, creating jobs, and generating opportunities takes the commitment of everyone. The West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is dedica... Flower project looks to benefit nature, Pepin http://www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news/?item=13743 www.momentumwest.org/momentum-west/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Opportunities can come out of the most unlikely of places. In Pepin, it looks to be out with the crops and in with the flowers. Tom Brockman of Afton, Minn., is in converting his Lucky Dog Farm fro...