St. Croix County

St. Croix County, part of the 16-county Minneapolis/St. Paul MSA, offers business and industry an attractive setting , major metropolitan appeal and favorable business conditions. 

Plastics and distribution continue to experience growth in the county. Phillips Medisize Corp., a provider of manufacturing services to the medical device industry, is expanding its facilities in St. Croix County in Hudson and New Richmond. Phillips Medisize is a major employer in the county along with OEM Fabricators, SMC Ltd., Bosch Packing Technology, Nolato Contour and Vital Plastics.

A highly skilled, educated labor force contributes to the economic vitality of the county, which is home to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Hudson Center and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond campus.

Highway accessibility on Interstate 94, U.S. Highways 12 and 63, and State Highways 35, 46, 64 and 65 benefits both businesses and citizens in St. Croix County, where an estimated 50% of residents commute to jobs in outlying areas, many in Minnesota. Construction of the St. Croix River Crossing, a one-mile long bridge spanning the St. Croix River from St. Joseph, Wis., to Oak Heights, Minn., will be complete in mid-2016, further improving travel efficiency between west central Wisconsin and the Twin Cities area.

St. Croix County ranks number one in Wisconsin for population growth.  Visitors and residents alike enjoy unique dining and shopping on the historic main streets of the key communities of Hudson, New Richmond, River Falls, Baldwin, Hammond, North Hudson, Roberts, Somerset and Woodville. The Kinnickinnic, Willow, Apple and St. Croix Rivers shape the county’s western border, providing natural beauty and recreational opportunities along with a vibrant state and county park system, and cycling trails.

For more information contact:

Bill Rubin, Executive Director
St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation

City/County Economic Development Corporations

St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54017

City of New Richmond Economic Development
156 East First Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

Government (City & County)

City of New Richmond
156 East First Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

St. Croix County
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016

Business Associations (Chambers, Main Streets, etc.)

Baldwin & Woodville Chamber
780 Main St
Baldwin, WI  54002

Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce
502 2nd St.
Hudson, WI  54016

New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
245A South Knowles Avenue
New Richmond, WI 54017

River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
215 W Maple Street
River Falls, WI  54022

Higher Education

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
1019 South Knowles Avenue
New Richmond, WI 54017

UW River Falls
410 S 3rd St
River Falls, WI 54022
(715) 425-3911

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Other Resources

New Richmond Regional Airport
625 West Hangar Road
New Richmond, WI 54017