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Top Businesses Announced

Angela Popenhagen, president of St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC), announced the EDC’s selection of Aster Beverage (City of New Richmond), Alms Creative (City of Hudson), and Indue (Town of Hudson) as recipients of the 2021 Business of the Year awards in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

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November 2021 Unemployment

On December 22nd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary November 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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Tourism Department Awards Grant

On December 16th, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (Tourism) presented a $10,150 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant to Apex Cycling, Inc. to assist with hosting the 2022 Fat Bike World Championships, scheduled for January 28-30 at the New Richmond Golf Course (New Richmond, Wisc.).

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October 2021 Unemployment

On November 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary October 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s October rate was estimated at 1.9%,

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Scott Hodek Presentation

On Tuesday, November 16th, Citizens State Bank and St. Croix EDC hosted an informative conversation with Scott Hodek, Chief, Office of Economic Advisors, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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Business Community Update

Please join UW-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo, Ph.D. and State Representative Shannon Zimmerman, Assembly District 30 (River Falls-Hudson areas), on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the training room of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, 1091 Sutherland Avenue (Sterling Ponds Corporate Park), River Falls, Wisconsin.

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September 2021 Unemployment

On October 27th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary September 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s September rate was estimated at 2.8%, which is lower than the final rate of 3.3% for both August and July

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Fill Your Talent Pipeline – A Zoom Event

Over 80% of people would be willing to take a pay cut to work for a company with a better culture. And 46% of Americans are passive candidates: never checking out the job boards but open to the right opportunity. So why don’t more great companies take advantage of this and promote their culture to passive candidates?

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Manufacturing Month Visit

On October 15th, Syntegon Packaging Technology, LLC in New Richmond, Wisconsin hosted St. Croix EDC and representatives from the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and City of New Richmond as part of Manufacturing Month in the U.S. The visit included an overview of the company from Syntegon’s management team and wrap-up tour of the facility.

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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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