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Tourism Spending Up In 2018

2018 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased to $117.7 million (+6.51% from 2017) according to an annual analysis released May 6th by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. St. Croix’s $117.7 million from travelers resulted in total business sales of $193.0 million, reflecting a 5.71% increase from 2017.

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March 2019 Unemployment

On April 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary March 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.6%.

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February 2019 Unemployment Rate at 3.8%

On March 13th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 4.0%.

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EDC Creates Resource Guide for Employers and Jobseekers

In late 2018 the EDC created a workforce committee in recognition of the challenges faced by area employers in recruiting and retaining workers across the continuum, from entry level to executives. Through retirement and attrition, more people are leaving the workforce than are entering it.

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January 2019 Unemployment

On March 13th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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Workforce Development Survey

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announces a new effort to address workforce issues and challenges faced by employers in the St. Croix Valley. Workforce attraction and retention are top issues for employers. Through retirement and attrition, more people are leaving the workforce than are entering it.

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December 2018 Unemployment

On January 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary December 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.8%.

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November 2018 Unemployment

On December 28th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary November 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.6%.

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Legislative Day in Madison

The economic development corporations (EDCs) and participating chambers of commerce from St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, and Dunn counties will travel to Madison on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to promote legislative priorities for the Greater St. Croix Valley.

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October 2018 Unemployment

On November 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary October 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.4%.

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September 2018 Unemployment

On October 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary September 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.4%.

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Nominations Open for 2018 Business of the Year

Trending News   Nominations Open for 2018 Business of the Year St. Croix EDC is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Business of the Year awards program. Categories include: Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix...

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St. Croix Meadows Demolition

A 3:20 minute video of the demolition of the grandstands at the former St. Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park in Hudson, Wisconsin has been released by St. Croix EDC.

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August 2018 Unemployment at 2.9%

On September 26th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for July was 3.0% and June’ final rate was 3.2%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 2.9%.

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Nolato Contour Expands Operations

MADISON, WI. SEPT. 7, 2018 – Nolato Contour, a plastics manufacturer, is expanding its facility in St. Croix County – a $17.9 million project expected to create 62 jobs over the next three years.

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July 2018 Unemployment at 2.9%

On August 22nd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary July 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9%.

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June 2018 Unemployment

On July 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.2%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for May

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May 2018 Unemployment at 2.4%

On June 20th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2018 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 32 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.4%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for April was 2.8% and March’s final rate was 3.3%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 2.8%.

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