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Field of Dreams

SCEDC BLOG Field of Dreams BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Do you recognize the name Archibald Wright Graham? Would his nickname “Moonlight” Graham help? How about the novel, Shoeless Joe, or the movie, Field of Dreams? Moonlight Graham was a real life person. He...

Innovation Center Enhances Business Success

SCEDC BLOG St. Croix Valley’s Innovation Center Enhances Business Success BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The late Bill Shoemaker was a legendary jockey who rode thousands of horses to victory, including several winners in Triple Crown races. Weighing only 2.5...

May Unemployment Rate at 2.5%

Trending News St. Croix County’s May Unemployment Rate at 2.5% On June 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2017 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than...

Decisions a Decade Ago Yield Big Benefits

SCEDC BLOG Decisions a Decade Ago Yield Big Benefits BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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...

Youth Apprenticeships Link High School Workers to Employers

SCEDC BLOG Youth Apprenticeships Link High School Workers to Employers BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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...

Business-Friendly Rankings: Wisconsin Earns a Top 10

SCEDC BLOG Business-Friendly Rankings: Wisconsin Earns a Top 10 BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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...