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St. Croix EDC Recognizes Hudson Grocery Cooperative During National Co-op Month

Photo: Board members from the Hudson Grocery Cooperative posed with representatives of St. Croix EDC as part of the EDC’s recognition of National Co-op Month on Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Representatives from St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) honored the Hudson Grocery Cooperative (Hudson, Wisc.) as part of National Co-op Month on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

About Hudson Grocery Cooperative
The idea for Hudson Grocery Cooperative began on the playground of Willow River Elementary School. Neighbors shared stories about our community and the discussion turned toward local grocery stores. A void left in downtown Hudson when a grocery closed. Local grocery co-ops had been an integral part of life in other communities and there was strong interest in launching a grocery co-op in Hudson. This became the seed for a survey to gauge community interest in a cooperative. Within two weeks of publishing the survey, over 200 positive responses were returned. Articles of Incorporation officially launched Hudson Grocery Cooperative in 2012.

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About National Co-op Month
Celebrated during the month of October, National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven business model. The 2022 theme is “Co-ops Build Economic Power” and represents an opportunity to lift up the cooperative business model as the best way to build an economy that empowers everyone.

About St. Croix EDC
St. Croix EDC is an IRS business league organization that operates as the independent economic development of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Reflective activities include marketing and communications, business retention, expansion, recruitment, new business start-ups, workforce readiness and development, and small business advocacy. Learn more at

For more information, contact William Rubin, EDC executive director, 715.690.2110.