Dunn County

Value-added agriculture products, distribution and manufacturing are the fastest growing industries in this vibrant county. Top employers include Walmart Distribution, Phillips-Medisize Corporation, 3M, Con Agra, Andersen Window, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Red Cedar. The University of Wisconsin-Stout, known as Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, and Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) provide significant employment and collaborate with area businesses to meet workforce needs.

UW-Stout boasts the only polymer/plastics and manufacturing engineering programs in the UW System. Its Manufacturing Outreach Center provides strategic direction, process improvement and training to manufacturers across Northcentral Wisconsin. The Stout Technology Transfer Institute within UW-Stout’s Discovery Center helps area businesses become more competitive through the application of innovative technologies. CVTC also provides customized labor training programs for area businesses.

A regional business fund, incentives offered by individual municipalities, and reliable, affordable utilities encourage startups and expansions in Dunn County. Sites are available in industrial parks within the county’s key communities of Menomonie, Boyceville, Colfax, and Elk Mound.

Businesses and residents throughout the county benefit from exceptional highway infrastructure including interstate Highway 94 as well as state Highways 12, 25 and 29. The county is also served by two railroads, Canadian National and Union Pacific, and two airports, with the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport just 20 minutes away. Several locations throughout the county have compressed natural gas for transportation fleets.

The scenic natural beauty, enhanced by the Red Cedar River and other waterways, draws both visitors and new residents to Dunn County. Menomonie, the county’s most populated community, was voted #15 on the Smithsonian Magazine’s list of the Best Small Towns in America.

For more information contact:

Eric S. Turner, Executive Director
Dunn County Economic Development Corporation
800 Wilson Avenue Suite 219
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-232-4009
Eric.Turner@DunnEDC.com  


City/County Economic Development Corporations

Dunn County Economic Development Corporation
800 Wilson Avenue Suite 219
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.dunnedc.com
715-232-4009

Greater Menomonie Development Corporation
800 Wilson Avenue Suite 219
Menomonie, WI  54751
715-232-4009


Business Associations

Colfax Commercial Club
www.colfaxcommercialclub.com

Main Street of Menomonie
342 E Main Street
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.mainstreetmenomonie.org
715-235-2666

Menomonie Area Chamber & Visitor Center
342 E Main Street
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.menomoniechamber.org
715-235-9087


Higher Education

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Menomonie Campus
403 Technology Drive East
Menomonie, WI  54751
http://www.cvtc.edu/about-cvtc.aspx
715-232-2685

University of Wisconsin – Stout
712 South Broadway Street
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.uwstout.edu
715-232-1122


Government (City & County)

City of Menomonie
800 Wilson Avenue
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.menomonie-wi.gov
715-232-2369

County of Dunn
800 Wilson Avenue
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.co.dunn.wi.us
715-232-2429

Village of Boyceville
www.boycevillewi.com
715-643-2305

Village of Colfax
613 Main Street
PO Box 417
Colfax, WI  54730
715-962-3311

Village of Elk Mound
PO Box 188
Elk Mound, WI  54739
www.elkmoundwi.org
715-879-5011

Village of Knapp
Knapp, WI 54746
http://dunncounty.com/knapp/
715-665-2310


Other Resources

Manufacturing Works
401 Technology Drive W.
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.goldcollarcareers.com
715-232-7380, x1412

Workforce Resource
401 Technology Drive W.
Menomonie, WI  54751
www.workforceresource.org
715-232-7360