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2020’s Award Winners

On February 25th, St. Croix EDC honored its 2020 business of the year winners during an event conducted on an electronic platform.

The 2020 honorees include National Tactical Security (City of River Falls; ‘Emerging Business of the Year’); Laptop Chips (Villages of Roberts and Baldwin; ‘Small Business of the Year’); and Nolato Contour (Villages of Roberts and Baldwin; ‘Business of the Year’).

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December 2020 Unemployment

On January 27th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary December 2020 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s December rate was estimated at 5.5%, which is

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St. Croix EDC Names Top Businesses/Individual for 2020

Rob Kreibich, president of St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC), announced the EDC’s selection of National Tactical Security (River Falls), Laptop Chips (Roberts-Baldwin), and Nolato Contour (Baldwin) as recipients of the 2020 Business of the Year awards in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

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November 2020 Unemployment

On December 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary November 2020 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s November rate was estimated at 4.3%, which is lower

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Benchmark Conversation Recording

An informative conversation on benefits benchmarking with Linda Skoglund, managing partner of JA Counter, an Alera Group Company was held on Tuesday December 15, 2020. You can rewatch the Zoom event by

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October 2020 Unemployment

On November 25th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary October 2020 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 4.5%, which is lower than September’s final rate of 4.7%

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EDC Hosts Conversation with Linda Skoglund

Please join St. Croix EDC on Tuesday, December 15th starting at 11:00 for an informative conversation on benefits benchmarking with Linda Skoglund, managing partner of JA Counter, an Alera Group Company.

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EDC Hosts Conversation with Scott Hodek

On Thursday, December 3rd, starting at 11:00 a.m., please join St. Croix EDC for an interactive conversation with Scott Hodek, Chief, Office of Economic Advisors, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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September 2020 Unemployment

On October 21st, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary September 2020 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents.

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Forward Analytics – Dale Knapp

An interactive conversation with Demographer Dale Knapp of Forward Analytics, Focusing on Demographic Trends Impacting Businesses in Western Wisconsin was held on Wednesday October 7, 2020.

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2nd Round of “We’re All In” Grants

On October 6th, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced more than $100 million in investments aimed at providing additional economic stabilization for small businesses and communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 2020 Unemployment

On September 23rd, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary August 2020 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 6.3%, which is lower than July’s final rate of 7.8% and June’s final rate of 9.8%. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.0%.

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Craft Brewery Day 2020

At its September meeting, the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors unanimously proclaimed Thursday, September 24, 2020 as Craft Brewery Day in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

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July 2020 Unemployment

On August 26th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary July 2020 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 7.7%

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Workforce Housing Conversation

An interactive conversation with three panelists discussing workforce housing and workforce housing needs in the St. Croix Valley was held Tuesday August 25.

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