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May 12, 2017

Momentum West Talent Retention & Attraction Strategic Action Plan
The Lower Chippewa Valley in western Wisconsin is primed for growth.  Located immediately adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul, the region offers a wealth of amenities to companies at a fraction of the cost in one of the Midwest’s fastest growing regions.  However, area businesses are not finding the talent they need to fill jobs and grow.  While this is a common national problem, west...

Category: Regional Talent Initiative

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May 12, 2017

Category: Regional Talent Initiative

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Nov 02, 2016

Gold Shovel Ready Site Submission Instructions (PDF)
Momentum West, in coordination with partner organizations, offers the Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program. The program assist communities, counties, and private land owners in packaging and marketing development ready land to site selectors and business owners looking to locate in or expand in the Momentum West region. This program is a collaborative effort with WEDC.

Category: Gold Shovel Ready

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Nov 02, 2016

Gold Shovel Ready Site Submission Instructions (Word)
Momentum West, in coordination with partner organizations, offers the Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program. The program assist communities, counties, and private land owners in packaging and marketing development ready land to site selectors and business owners looking to locate in or expand in the Momentum West region. This program is a collaborative effort with WEDC.

Category: Gold Shovel Ready

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Nov 02, 2016

Gold Shovel Ready Site Submission Form (PDF)
Momentum West, in coordination with partner organizations, offers the Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program. The program assist communities, counties, and private land owners in packaging and marketing development ready land to site selectors and business owners looking to locate in or expand in the Momentum West region. This program is a collaborative effort with WEDC.

Category: Gold Shovel Ready

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Nov 02, 2016

Gold Shovel Ready Site Submission Form (Word)
Momentum West, in coordination with partner organizations, offers the Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program. The program assist communities, counties, and private land owners in packaging and marketing development ready land to site selectors and business owners looking to locate in or expand in the Momentum West region. This program is a collaborative effort with WEDC.

Category: Gold Shovel Ready

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Nov 02, 2016

Gold Shovel Ready FAQs
Momentum West, in coordination with partner organizations, offers the Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program. The program assist communities, counties, and private land owners in packaging and marketing development ready land to site selectors and business owners looking to locate in or expand in the Momentum West region. This program is a collaborative effort with WEDC.

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Aug 11, 2016

SBDC
Small Business Development Center START your business successfully | MANAGE lead and inspire others | GROW your business to the next level Learn more about our action oriented business programs to help you START & GROW your business along with MANAGING and LEADING others.     No cost confidential consulting to help grow your business. Request an exerience consultant to help develop strategies and solve problems.  Experienced entrepreneurs give you...

Category: economic development

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Dec 27, 2015

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Ellsworth White Cheddar Cheese Curds taste like no other because they come from 30,000 cows on 450 family farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our farmer/producers are very fussy about quality and it shows in every fresh batch of Cheese Curds they produce. That is why buyers from all over insist on only Real Ellsworth Cheese Curds. The famous squeaky cheese is available at hundreds of restaurants...

Category: Tourism, Attractions

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Dec 21, 2015

Chippewa Valley High-Tech Alliance (CVHTA)
The Chippewa Valley High-Tech Alliance (CVHTA) is a group of area technology-based businesses that have come together to raise awareness of the region as a leader in technology. A large number of companies – past, present and emerging – either employ technology as the core of their business, or rely on technology to deliver their products or services. We met for the first time in December,...

Category: Business Resources, Regional Resources

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Aug 26, 2015

CESA 11
CESA #11, located in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, encompasses all or major portions of Barron, Burnett, Dunn, St. Croix, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and Washburn counties as well as portions of Buffalo, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Rusk and Sawyer  Counties. Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) were created by statute to perform a variety of functions that are educational in nature with a focus on staff and student learning.  CESA #11...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Wisconsin Economic Development Association
WEDA is Wisconsin's Voice for Economic Development. Our statewide association is a 420+ member organization whose primary objective is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Wisconsin by encouraging cooperation, exchange of information and promotion of professional skills. With a proactive board and involved membership support, we will continue to advance the professionalism of Wisconsin's economic development efforts.

Category: Business Resources, Regional Resources

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Aug 26, 2015

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin has taken great strides to make our state a better place for your business. We’ve created an environment that is truly pro-business and combined it with our great location and highly skilled workforce. It’s the right combination of advantages that make Wisconsin the right place for your business.

Category: Business Center, Regional Resources

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Aug 26, 2015

CESA 10
Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) were created by the state legislature in the mid 1960’s primarily as a response to new special education law. CESA’s mission is contained in this legislation: Wisconsin State Statute 116.01 The organization of school districts in Wisconsin is such that the legislature recognized the need for a service unit between the school district and the state superintendent. The cooperative educational...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin
Today's innovation is tomorrow's economic bedrock. The Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin (IFWW) exists because we believe the level of support our region provides our entrepreneurs and business innovators will determine our economic future. We believe proven, real-world talent is the ultimate accelerator for business and innovation growth; accordingly, the IFWW provides entrepreneurs and business owners access to real world expertise to help them destroy barriers to...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) is a multi-county planning agency created under Wisconsin State Statute 66.0309. It was established in 1971 by executive order of the Governor based upon petition from the counties comprising the region. These counties are: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix. WCWRPC is statutorily charged with the responsibility of planning for the physical,...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

DWD
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Success by 6 United Way St. Croix Valley
Success By 6 is a community partnership working to ensure that all children in our region get the same high quality start in life.

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Workforce Resources
Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI) is a private non-profit corporation incorporated originally as the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council, Inc. in 1983 and has been in continuous operation in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area since its founding. During that time, WRI has successfully managed the region's Job Training Partnership Act, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, numerous programs associated with AFDC and...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Manufacturing Works/Gold Collar Careers
Manufacturing Works is a volunteer organization created in 2004 with the purpose of promoting advanced manufacturing as a career option, using the term Gold Collar Careers, throughout northwestern Wisconsin. The name Gold Collar Careers represents a blend of the traditional blue collar and white collar workforce. Gold Collar Careers refers to available careers in manufacturing that are in high demand and provide excellent pay and...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

Exportech
Business growth comes from three sources: Increasing existing sales Bringing new innovative products to market Exporting Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic. Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and...

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

ExporTech: UW Stout
ExporTech™ is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured yet customizable, process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth. At the completion of the program, each company will have developed its own international growth plan and accelerated their export sales process.

Category: Business Resources, Cooperative Education Services Agencies

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Aug 26, 2015

UW Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center
The UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center* (MOC) is dedicated to uncovering pathways to greater profitability and growth for small to mid-sized manufacturers.  Our organization is built on a solid tradition of providing impactful services to help manufacturers succeed in the areas of strategic direction, top-line growth, process improvement and people and culture.

Category: Business Resources

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Aug 26, 2015

Category: Business Resources

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Mar 04, 2015

Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association
Increase Your Growth and International Success Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association (NWITA) is a non-profit membership organization committed to expanding the knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade in northern Wisconsin and the surrounding regions. NWITA's goal is to increase the international success of your organization by providing: Attend seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and networking events related to a wide range of international topics that affect your business Exchange...

Category: Business Resources

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Dec 14, 2014

Small Business Development Centers
Access the power of your University with Wisconsin SBDC Network professional business consultants.  Get knowledge, tools and connections that work for you. Identify market opportunities and make informed decisions so you can build wealth. Find a location near you!  

Category: Business Resources

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Dec 14, 2014

Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin (IFWW)
The Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin (IFWW) exists because we believe the level of support our region provides our entrepreneurs and business innovators will determine our economic future.

Category: Business Resources

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Posted on:
Dec 10, 2014

Workforce Resource
Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI) is a private non-profit corporation incorporated originally as the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council, Inc. in 1983 and has been in continuous operation in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area since its founding. During that time, WRI has successfully managed the region's Job Training Partnership Act, Workforce Investment Act, numerous programs associated with AFDC and TANF, a...

Category: Workforce Development

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Posted on:
Dec 10, 2014

Manufacturing Works
In today's world, manufacturing is high-tech and requires a high level of skill. From iPods®, DVDs, video games, and cell phones to cars and healthcare equipment, manufacturing covers a wide area of products and industries. Whether you are interested in computers or video games, like to work on bicycles or engines, or are good at programming your cell phone, you may already have an aptitude...

Category: Workforce Development