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News & Events


With the second largest undergraduate dairy science program in the United States, UW-River Falls has established itself as an excellent university for those interested in...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2017
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Momentum West, WEDC, and other regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to...
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Posted on Aug 18, 2017
Category: Inspire

The Stillwater Bridge construction is well underway between St. Joseph, WI and Oak Park Heights, MN. Over 350 workers were on the bridge project this...
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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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If you think that you need to be in the big city to succeed in business, visit Neillsville, Wisconsin. Our community is rural and absolutely...
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Posted on Aug 07, 2017
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Pierce County Development Corporation is inviting applications, nominations, expressions of interest and inquiries for the position of Executive Director. A detailed position description can be...
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Posted on Aug 03, 2017
Category: Employment

Spur for development Three Wisconsin communities could be affected by the bridge. The bridge enters the Wisconsin side at St. Joseph, with its rolling farmland dotted by...
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Posted on Aug 03, 2017
Category: Economic Development

Momentum West Nominated for Economic Development Award   The Lower Chippewa Valley in western Wisconsin is primed for growth.  Located immediately adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul,...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Category: Economic Development, Awards and Recognition

Inspire Long-term Talent Development: Connecting Students with Local Careers     August 30, 2017 Wild Ridge Golf Course 3905 Kane Rd, Eau Claire, WI 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. $15 Inspire is coming...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Category: Workforce Training

Going to college should not only be about preparing yourself for a specific trade or position. You should have the opportunity to explore your passions...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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No matter where you look today, as we get smarter about making food choices, we see the movement back to real food. Whether it’s called whole,...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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Wisconsin businesses will have the chance to spend one week in Tel Aviv to establish or expand their global reach. From Oct. 26 – Nov. 3,...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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ALGOMA - In the middle of dairy country, Russ Fulwiler had a different beverage on his mind when he went to plant crops. Dairy farming and...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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Israel has a population of 8.6 million and one of the world’s most highly educated workforces: it ranks fourth in the world (behind Canada, Russia...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2017
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Almost everyone can relate to the stress in throwing a big party. Buying every item that's necessary, the planning and even the worrying makes it...
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Posted on Jul 30, 2017
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After running Urban Olive and Vine for seven years, owner Kay Timm said something was still missing. "We were fulfilling our customers' need with olive oil...
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Posted on Jul 30, 2017
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The first of three new buildings is complete, situated at the gateway to downtown Hudson off Interstate 94. "We tried to retain the historic look to...
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Posted on Jul 30, 2017
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Under bright sunshine and before a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters and contributors, the first shovels broke ground at the site of the forthcoming...
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Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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Co-op partnership builds donation of healthy food Local food co-op customers, farmers, and vendors provide healthy, locally grown, and organic foods to local food pantry. Menomonie Market...
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Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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 The plans for the former Kmart building in Chippewa Falls to become a U-Haul retail store and indoor storage unit center took a big step...
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Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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After this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days wrapped last week, Jane Mueller can’t help but consider all the changes the industry and the event itself...
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Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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Where do you want your energy to come from? This is a question that very few energy providers ever ask. Xcel Energy is different. They...
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Posted on Jul 24, 2017
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Durand, Wisconsin is on Facebook. Visit our page and like us so that you can find out about new businesses, events, and activities as soon...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2017
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The Chippewa Valley Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 15 approved a 2017-18 budget that provides for new programs and major building projects in Eau...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2017
Category: Workforce

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $1.5 million addition to the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) campus at River...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2017
Category: Workforce

Living in the beautiful countryside has many advantages. Where else can you hop on your ATV and go for a ride without needing to make...
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Posted on Jul 10, 2017
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Every livestock scale has a story. From the raw materials used in its construction to the people involved in its manufacture, the wide variety of...
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Posted on Jul 05, 2017
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The bed-and-breakfast has its roots in a European tradition of letting a room in a private residence. A few things are virtually guaranteed with a...
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Posted on Jul 05, 2017
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MENOMONIE — Jeremiah Fredrickson read a Leader-Telegram article about Herby Radmann selling his fish farm and was hooked. Jeremiah and his wife, Jordan, of Elk Mound...
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Posted on Jul 05, 2017
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Two UW-Eau Claire students stood in front of a group of Chippewa Valley business operators on a Wednesday morning and talked about their fledgling coffee...
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Posted on Jul 05, 2017
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Are you the creative type looking for inspiration? You could very well find it in Dunn County. Western Wisconsin welcomes diversity and is known for...
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Posted on Jul 03, 2017
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Do you want to be in-the-know at all times? Want to benefit from the latest free or low-cost business resources? Need to establish key business...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Do you have an amazing idea, invention, or business plan? If so, there are many challenges along the way from idea to running a successful...
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Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new St. Croix River bridge will be 10 a.m. Aug. 2, but Minnesota Department of...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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Wisconsin’s hospitals and health systems are essential components of the state’s economy. When employers are asked to rank the factors that are most important to...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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Keyes Chevytown is celebrating the accomplishments of several employees who have completed specialized training in their field. Dealer Joe Keyes and office manager Kami Keyes–Cleveland along...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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OWEN - The historic Woodland Hotel is getting a makeover from a trio of owners — Richard Peterson, Tim Swiggum and Larry Hodnett, who hope to re-establish the...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2017
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Kristin Wahl D.C. recently joined Menomonie Chiropractic Center (3120 Schneider Ave, SE Suite 5,) as a new chiropractic physician. She is originally from Monticello, Iowa...
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Posted on Jun 15, 2017
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On one of the first hot days of the year, Andrew and Margo Hanson-Pierre sat on the deck overlooking their farm, listening to the birds...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
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Rice Lake is one of the top tourist destinations in Wisconsin because there is always something to do. Yes, this is a beautiful lake in...
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Posted on Jun 12, 2017
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Since first opening its doors in April 2016, Grassroots Wellness Peer-Run Respite and Learning Community at 820 N Broadway Street in Menomonie has provided support...
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Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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Amery Hospital & Clinic recently received Gold Level certification as a Family Friendly Workplace™ from the United Way St. Croix Valley’s Success by 6 initiative....
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Posted on Jun 08, 2017
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Hiawatha National Bank kicked off Rhubarb Days with a free lunch of ribs and fixings. The bank is also sponsoring River, Rails and Trails Days and...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2017
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Relax by the river, listen to music, and play at the park – all of this will soon be possible along the Chippewa River. The...
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Posted on Jun 05, 2017
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Incredible views, amazing food, delicious wines, and fun events are abundant in Pepin County. On the shores of Lake Pepin, you will find so much...
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Posted on May 29, 2017
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Talk to business leaders throughout Wisconsin and you will hear a recurring theme: There is a real need for skilled workers to fill jobs in...
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Posted on May 26, 2017
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The construction of a spec building can be an expensive proposition with significant risk involved.  It can also be burdensome to the property owner, developer...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
Category: Gold Shovel

The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which produces 80 tons of cheese curds a day, is getting a boost from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) for...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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Cole Hill knows what he wants to do in a future career. “I want to build motors – V-8s probably,” said the Colfax High School...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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For the 13th year in a row, CEOs weigh in on what each of the 50 states has to offer your business. While there is a...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2017
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Madison – Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and key state leaders traveled throughout Wisconsin to present more than 20 public school districts with a total...
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Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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WEDC assistance to help Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery ramp up production of its world-famous cheese curds   MADISON, WI. March 30, 2017 – The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which produces...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Business News

Mills Fleet Farm to Construct New Distribution Center in Chippewa County, Wisconsin   Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) today announced the Ryan Companies purchased 70 acres...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Regional News

Careers, Technology on Display at Manufacturing Show CVTC annual event showcases modern industry   Eau Claire, WI – Cole Hill knows what he wants to do in a...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Workforce

Seminar:  Foundations of Food Exporting Thursday, April 20, 2017 Join Food Export–Midwest and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to become a more experienced...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Regional News

As part of Momentum West’s agreement with the Ignite WI board of directors, Momentum West is offering $1,500 grants to each of the ten counties...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Regional Report

Over the last few months we’ve focused on the progress being made with our regional talent initiative.  Things are still moving ahead with almost all...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Category: Regional Report

WITC offers construction class in response to industry plea As part of its 50-year commitment to the communities it serves, WITC-New Richmond is responding to a...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Category: Workforce Training

New CVTC Mechanical Design program approved Two apprenticeship programs also given nod by state WTCS board Eau Claire, WI – Mechanical Design will be making a comeback...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Category: Workforce Training

Wisconsin Senate Levels the PLA-ing Field: Passes Bill to Minimize Cost of Public Works Construction Projects On February 8th, the Wisconsin Senate, along strict party lines...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Category: Business News

WiFab Retreat: July 17-21, 2017 A retreat for educators, innovators and makers. Get inspired! 278 Jarvis Hall UW-Stout Menomonie, WI 54751   Learn more about this event here. For more information, contact Terese...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Category: Regional News

All eight strategies developed as part of the regional talent initiative are off and running.  I’d like to acknowledge some of the folks that have...
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Posted on Feb 07, 2017
Category: Regional Report

Mount Horeb company tests groundbreaking product at CVTC Frying hamburgers were left unattended on a stovetop until they began to burn, with alarms going off and...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2017
Category: Business News

Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, February 8, for the annual Greater...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Polk Newsletter

Get valuable early-stage feedback by entering the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest! The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Polk Newsletter

Great things are happening in rural Wisconsin! Share your story with Wisconsin Rural Partners-now accepting nominations to recognize 2017 Top Rural Development Initiatives.   Any project, activity,...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Polk Newsletter

As an Employer, do you need help: Recruiting skilled workers? Training current and new employees? Retaining employees? Downsizing? We have services available to assist employers with employment, retention and training...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Polk Newsletter

Several months ago, we began a multi-part story about the development of a Virtual Spec Building Technology Tool or VSBTT, a collaboration of the Greater...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
Category: Regional News, Eric Turner

On November 15th CREC, Momentum West and numerous regional partners rolled out the eight recommended initiatives for us to address current and pending talent challenges. ...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2016
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Small Community Forums Just a reminder that the small community forums are right around the corner. These events, now in their eighth year, are focused on...
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Posted on Aug 04, 2017
Category: Regional News

When Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) announced a year ago that its River Falls campus would be offering the first year of its Automation Engineering...
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Posted on Jun 02, 2017
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