The West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (RPC) serves a seven county region in the St. Croix and Chippewa Valleys. In 2005, the RPC agreed to participate in a pilot program originating out of Madison. The initiative asked towns, villages, cities, and counties to consider consolidating their existing revolving loan funds into a new, consolidated account. The proposed fund would be subject to uniform policy guidelines compared to assorted standards across the region.read more
The Governor’s office recently announced a record $3.9 million in Youth Apprenticeship (YA) grants to 33 organizations across the state, including a $90,000 award to the St. Croix Valley Consortium and $312,300 to CESA 11.read more
In May, Chief Executive Magazine released its annual ranking of Best and Worst States for Business.
Surprise! Wisconsin made the Top 10 with a #10 ranking. That’s one better than the 2016 ranking, but light years better than the 2010 ranking of #41.
After four plus years of construction and an earlier year that brought exploratory borings into bedrock at the bottom of the St. Croix River, a new legacy bridge connecting St. Croix (WI) and Washington counties will soon open. That’s right, a legacy bridge — in a special corner of the world – the St. Croix Valley.read more
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