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August 2021 Unemployment

On September 22nd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s August rate was estimated at 3.3%, which is the same as July’s final rate but lower than June’s final rate of 3.8%.

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July 2021 Unemployment

On August 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary July 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s July rate was estimated at 3.3%, which is lower than June’s final rate of 3.8%

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A Conversation on the Regional Business Fund

Please join St. Croix EDC on Wednesday, September 8th starting at 11:00 a.m. for an informative conversation on the Regional Business Fund (RBF), a flexible source of financing for new and expanding businesses in the seven county region of west central Wisconsin, including St. Croix.

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June 2021 Unemployment

On July 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s June rate was estimated at 3.8%, which is higher than May’s final rate of 3.3%

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May 2021 Unemployment

On June 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s May rate was estimated at 3.3%, which is lower than the final rate of 3.9% for April and the final rate of 4.5% for March. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 12.7%.

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April 2021 Unemployment

On May 26th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary April 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s April rate was estimated at 3.8%, which is lower than the final rate of 4.5% for March and February’s final rate of 5.0%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 18.0%.

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Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

Governor Tony Evers announced that applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will open at 8 a.m. Monday, May 24 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2021.

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Micro Enterprise Grants Available in St. Croix County

On April 29th, West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) announced its administration of a $510,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus (CV) award from the Wisconsin Department of Administration to establish a Microenterprise Grant Program for west central Wisconsin.

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Recording of R&D Tax Credit

Valerie Fedie of Wipfli, LLP gave a fast paced, very informative presentation on Research and Development Tax Credit opportunities today, April 29, 2021. You can watch the recording here until mid May.

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March 2021 Unemployment

On April 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary March 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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Recording of Workforce Development Begins At Birth

Recording of Workforce Development Begins at Birth On April 15, well-regarded, expert panelists shared short (3 to 5 minute) presentations on how Early Childhood Development is the best economic development investment a community or region can make. It was presented...

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EDC Hosts Critical Conversation: Workforce Development Begins at Birth

Please join the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, Family Friendly Workplaces, and St. Croix EDC on Thursday, April 15th starting at 11:00 a.m. for a critical conversation on Workforce Development Beginning at Birth.

Well-regarded, expert panelists will each share short (3 to 5 minute) presentations on how Early Childhood Development is the best economic development investment a community or region can make.

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February 2021 Unemployment

On March 31st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary February 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s February rate was estimated at 4.9%, which is higher

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