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Ribbon of Highway

SCEDC BLOG Ribbon of Highway BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Guthrie, the folk singer who found inspiration from the Dust Bowl era, may be best remembered for writing This Land is Your Land. A key line in the ballad is, “As I was walking that...

August 2017 Unemployment Rate

Trending News St. Croix County’s August 2017 Unemployment Rate at 2.9% On September 20th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2017 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations...

Jugglers Wanted

SCEDC BLOG Jugglers Wanted BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A young man with my last name began his junior year in high school in August. He juggles school and homework with a couple of part-time jobs – an outside seasonal one and a steady job indoors. In the spring...

Friday Night Lights

SCEDC BLOG Friday Night Lights BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Has the economic impact of high school football games across the U.S. ever been measured? Win or lose on Fridays, my unscientific reasoning includes ticket sales, concessions, benefit raffles, pre-game...

WEDC to Discuss Supply Chain Opportunities with Foxconn

BLOG WEDC to Discuss Supply Chain Opportunities with Foxconn The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide an overview of supply chain (contract vender) opportunities associated with Foxconn Technology Group at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18,...

A.M. Conversations

SCEDC BLOG A.M. Conversations BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A couple weeks ago, I made a morning pit stop at a local coffee shop on my way into the office. Ever the chatterbox, I had a brief conversation with the shop’s barista. I found out I had coached her in...