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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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Digital Transformation Recording

On Tuesday, March 23rd, a thought provoking conversation on the digital transformation and future of technology for business and industry was given by Ron Anderson, Assistant Professor of Management, UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics, Department of Management and Marketing. The event was recorded and can be viewed until April 13.

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January 2021 Unemployment

On March 17th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January 2021 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 34 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s January rate was estimated at 4.4%, which is higher than the final rate of 4.3% for both December and November. One year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 3.9%.

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Digital Transformation Event

Please join St. Croix EDC on Tuesday, March 23rd starting at 11:00 a.m. for a thought provoking conversation on the digital transformation and future of technology for business and industry.

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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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