Economic Gateway http://www.polkcountyedc.com Polk County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:25:35 -0800 en-us 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 Thu, 20 Jan 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 Thu, 20 Jan 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 Thu, 20 Jan 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... Osceola awarded $500,000 for fab lab http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14460 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Thu, 20 Jan 9600 15:09:51 -0800 The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced it would award $500,340 to the Village of Osceola to build a fabrication laboratory, or fab lab.  ... Grant Money to Support Entrepreneurs http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14126 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Momentum West has launched a grant program to support entrepreneurial growth in ten Wisconsin counties. Each county’s EDC has the opportunity to apply for, and receive, $1,500 to support initiat... Cardinal LG announces 25 new jobs for Amery area http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14459 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Cardinal LG of Amery, WI is experiencing explosive new growth and has the need for 25 additional production and Supervisory staff to meet business demands, according to a release sent by the company. ... WEDC, UW SYSTEM LAUNCH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14458 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 New talent initiatives director position to oversee statewide efforts to attract, retain highly skilled workforce MADISON, WI – In a joint initiative aimed at addressing Wisconsin’... Groundbreaking was Held for the Greater St. Croix Innovation Center http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14125 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Groundbreaking for the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center (SCVBIC) was held on May 10th at the Sterling Ponds Corporate Park. The business center represents a collaborative partnership betwee... Export Development Grant Program can lead to international success http://www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news/?item=14452 www.polkcountyedc.com/polk/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Manufacturing & Logistics In November 2015, the Milwaukee 7 regional economic development partnership launched the Export Development Grant Program presented by JPMorgan Chase. The program prov...