St. Croix County ranks among Wisconsin’s most dynamic counties. Historically, St. Croix is the state’s leader in population growth (by percentage increase). St. Croix is the only Wisconsin county included in the Census Bureau’s annual ranking of the 100 Fastest Growing Counties in the United States. St. Croix and Pierce counties in Wisconsin are combined with 11 counties in Minnesota to form the 13-county Minneapolis-St. Paul MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Interstate 94 is a major factor in shaping the landscape in St. Croix. It gives residents and businesses an easy connection to Minneapolis-St. Paul and other markets like Milwaukee and Chicago.
Residents and businesses in St. Croix rely on post secondary institutions like Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), and UW-River Falls as resources for specialized curriculum and advanced training (including retraining). All of the schools have demonstrated the ability to integrate new course work that may be driven by employer’s needs.
Many communities in St. Croix offer a ‘Home Town’ feel to residents and businesses. Their main street areas include unique shopping opportunities, a financial services district, and ongoing upgrades to historic structures. Some communities in St. Croix have been named ‘DreamTowns’ by a national magazine, based on criteria like arts, healthcare, housing, and quality of life.
Wisconsin vs Minnesota Tax Rates
A side-by-side comparison of tax rates in the State of Wisconsin and Minnesota
Annual NAIOP Tax Study
NAIOP released its 23rd annual comparative tax study
Our People, Our Places, & Your Profits
Reasons to expand or relocate your business in St. Croix County