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Area’s Most Affluent Zip Code – Houlton, WI

SCEDC BLOG Area’s Most Affluent Zip Code Goes to Houlton BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR G. Scott Thomas is a projects editor for Buffalo Business First, part of the fleet of publications operated by American City Business Journals. To say that Mr. Thomas is a...

June Unemployment Rate at 3%

Trending News St. Croix County’s June Unemployment Rate at 3.0% On July 26th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2017 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than...

Cheers To Industry Clusters

SCEDC BLOG Cheers To Industry Clusters BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Harvard’s Michael E. Porter made a splash in economic research a number of years ago with his analysis of similar businesses operating within close proximity of one another. Hollywood has its...

St. Croix Crossing – A Legacy Bridge

BLOG St. Croix Crossing –  A Legacy Bridge By Executive Director Bill Rubin After 4 years of construction, the St. Croix Crossing bridge between St. Croix County WI & Washington County MN is nearly complete. A recent article in The Star Tribune captured the...

John, Howard, and the St. Croix River Crossing

SCEDC Blog John, Howard, and the St. Croix River Crossing BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A debt of gratitude goes out to a couple of elder statesmen for their contributions in making the St. Croix River Crossing a reality. I’ll call them John and Howard. Their...

Going Low, Going High

SCEDC BLOG Going Low, Going High BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR May 2017’s unemployment rates for Wisconsin counties and large cities were released by the state’s Department of Workforce Development on June 21st. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of...