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April 2018 Unemployment Rate at 2.8%

On May 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary April 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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2017 Traveler Spending Up in the Greater St. Croix Valley

2017 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased $110.6 million (+4.11% from 2016) according to an annual analysis released May 4th by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. St. Croix’s $110.6 million from travelers resulted in total business sales of $182.6 million, reflecting a 3.72% increase from 2016. This spending supported an estimated 1,954 jobs (+2.37% from 2016) in St. Croix and generated $13.9 million in state and local tax revenues (+3.73% from 2016).

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March 2018 Unemployment Rate at 3.3%

On April 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary March 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 3.3%.

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February 2018 Unemployment at 3.6%

On March 28th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary February 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 3.6%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for January was 3.3% and December’s final rate was 2.8%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 4.3%.

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January 2018 Unemployment at 3.3%

On March 14th, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 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 3.3%.

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December 2017 Unemployment Rate at 2.7%

On January 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary December 2017 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 2.7%.

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Top Businesses and Individual for 2017 Named

Rob O’Keefe, president of St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC), announced the EDC’s selection of Ciro, LLC (City of Hudson), SKYCOAT LLC (Village of Baldwin), and Aladtec, Inc. (City of River Falls) as recipients of the 2017 Business of the Year awards in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. The EDC board of directors also named Dennis (Denny) Darnold as the recipient of the 2017 EDC Directors Award.

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November 2017 Unemployment Rate at 2.5%

On December 27th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary November 2017 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 2.5%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate in October was also 2.5% and September’s final rate was 2.6%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.4%.

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Legislative Day Feb 13, 2018

Trending News Legislative Day, February 13, 2018 The economic development corporations (EDCs) and chambers of commerce from St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, and Dunn counties will travel to Madison on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to promote legislative priorities for the...

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October 2017 Unemployment Rate at 2.5%

On November 22nd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary October 2017 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 2.5%.

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Unemployment for September 2017 at 2.6%

On October 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary September 2017 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%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate in August was 2.9% and July’s final rate was 2.8%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.4%.

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Nominations Open for 2017 Business of the Year Awards

St. Croix EDC is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Business of the Year awards program. Categories include:
Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix County for five or fewer years)
Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees); and
Business of the Year (30 or more employees).

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Seminar on Financial Assistance for Global Market Expansion

Experts from several organizations will present information to local companies contemplating an entry into new international markets during a free, half-day seminar on Wednesday, October 18th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, in Hudson, Wisconsin. The seminar is hosted by the Center for Innovation & Business Development (CIBD) and St. Croix EDC, and there is no fee to attend.

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Featured Properties – September 2017

St. Croix EDC is collaborating with colleagues from Polk, Pierce, and Dunn counties to create a quarterly marketing piece of randomly selected available properties available for sale or lease throughout the Greater St. Croix Valley. For information on additional available buildings, check here.

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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 greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 2.9% 2.8%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate in July was 2.8% and June’s final rate was 3.0%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.5%.

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