Economic Gateway http://www.polkcountyedc.com Polk County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:26:19 -0700 en-us Wisconsin’s cluster accelerators highlight innovative business development approach http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=17027 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Supporters of Wisconsin’s statewide startup ecosystem understand the key to success is delivering the right resources to the right entrepreneurs at the right time and in the right place. Wisc... Save the Date! Polk County Economic Development Corporation Business Awards Luncheon http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16655 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 MAY 15, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PARADISE LANDING RESTAURANT 264 County Road I Balsam Lake, WI  54810 $25/person More details to follow Questions: director@polkcountyedc or 7... Agriculture in Polk County Strong All Year http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16793 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 During my recent vacation to Florida I was amazed at how green and lush the surroundings were during the height of winter.  Coconut Palm trees, orchards, and farms were thriving.  For a mome... The Experience Economy is Set to Grow in 2018 http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16215 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The economy is growing and now is an excellent time to join the new experience economy. For any entrepreneur who has the next big-idea or an established business looking to grow, 2018 is the time to m... Serenity Home seeks help in finding future location http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16468 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The future location of Serenity Home Shelter has been in question since spring 2017.  The Polk County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the county’s lease with the shelter for three... New Clayton Businesses http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16466 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CLayton Village President Joe Berghammer presented welcome certificiates of appreciation to two new Clayton businesses. Sara Bahgat of Fur-r-r-y Fashions pet grooming and  Joey Monson-Lil... Concept plan for 301 River Street evolves to include park http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16465 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 9200 15:21:52 -0800 Development plans for multifamily housing where the old hospital stands, 301 River Street, have been tweaked with the intention of maintaining the street’s integrity, according to LAD Properties... 3 Reasons (Backed By Data) That 2018 Is A Great Year To Start A Startup In The Midwest http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16464 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 2800 15:21:44 -0800 You likely already have plans for what you’ll be doing in 2018. Maybe you’ve already bought tickets for an epic trip or committed yourself to getting fit this year. Sounds like fun! ... State of Wisconsin launches $1 million marketing campaign aimed at young professionals in Chicago http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16449 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 First-of-its-kind campaign to utilize Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, mobile phone apps to highlight key reasons why millennials should consider relocating to Wisconsin The Wisconsin Economic Develop... Agency leaders outline details for proposed $6.8 million talent attraction campaign http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16448 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Part of Governor Walker’s Workforce Agenda, initiative would create a mobile jobs center and attract veterans transitioning to civilian life Leaders of four state agencies today outlined the ... WEDC now accepting applications for Certified In Wisconsin Program http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16447 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 State’s development-ready property designation has helped Wisconsin communities attract more than $389 million in new development MADISON, WI. – The Wisconsin Economic Development ... Workforce Retention and Attraction: How Do We Keep the Millennials? http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16214 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Many businesses in Polk County are asking what they can do to attract and retain Millennial workers. This is an important question to ask because they are making up a large portion of today's work... Polk County Supports Expansion of High Speed Internet http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=16207 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 2800 15:19:37 -0800 Staying connected is critical.  Imagine a business enterprise that lacks the ability to easily communicate with customers, vendors, and employees.  Any business that cannot quickly reach the... Workforce Recruitment is Underway http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15784 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Polk County Businesses are experiencing a rapid change in the availability of workers.  It seems like only a few years ago everyone was concerned with the number of people who could not find work... GDSI: 25 years and counting http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15305 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 8000 15:17:00 -0800 Pushing the buttons on a microwave or dispensing pop from a pop machine, most of us give little though to the fingertip-sized domes that collapse beneath our fingertips. But with every popping, push-b... Reaching beyond business as usual http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15304 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 After adopting five children through the foster care system, Angel and Karl Gutha moved to the St. Croix Valley and opened a small business in an effort to teach the kids life lessons. As a young c... Minnesota’s higher minimum wage has minimal effect on nearby Wisconsin businesses http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15580 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 Minnesota’s minimum wage has risen well above Wisconsin’s and continues to increase, but that is having little if any ef... PCEDC Introduces New Library for Entrepreneurs http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15581 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As 2017 draws to a close, many of us will be contemplating a New Year's resolution.  Some of us will toss out the same old tired ones that we have stated prophetically year after year, e.g., ... Making Wisconsin a workforce destination http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15303 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 8400 15:15:39 -0800 Local business leaders talk attracting millennials, veterans With industries facing tough waters recruiting qualified employees, local business leaders gathered one morning at Country Springs Hotel... UW–Madison retains 6th place in national research ranking http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15302 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The National Science Foundation released its 2016 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey data, showing that UW–Madison retained 6th place in the national research rank... 2017’s Most Charitable States http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15301 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ’Tis the season for giving. And the latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are among the world’s most generous people, ranking No. 5 out of 140 countries. U.S. donors in ... Attractive culture key for millennials, business leaders say http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=15300 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 At the New North Summit in Green Bay, business leaders highlighted the importance of creating a company culture that’s attractive to millennials.  Such a culture involves developing a mi... Old hospital site captures imaginations http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14856 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 7200 15:12:54 -0800 Roughly a decade after the Osceola Medical Center moved to its 122-acre campus south of the village center, the building that served as the hospital’s previous home sits empty at the intersectio... ‘Until every part of the state is hooked up’ —Governor unveils broadband initiative in Amery http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14855 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Vowing to continue to work with the private sector until “every part of the state” is connected to high speed internet, Gov. Scott Walker unveiled an enhanced broadband expansion grant pro... Lights on for SunTuria Solar array http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14854 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 19 Apr 4000 15:11:42 -0800 Farms, homes and businesses powered by Polk-Burnett Electric Co-operative are now drawing electricity from a solar array tucked between cornfields behind the co-op’s Centuria office. “A...