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Work and Live Where You Play: Polk County!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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For many decades, it has been a temptation for young adults to move away from their small town and experience the big city.  This tug of the ‘cities’ is real.  There are many things to do and see in metropolitan areas.  And, yes, there are a large number of jobs and careers that are dangled in front of people… jobs that may offer them a premium in terms of hourly wages or salary.  But ‘city-life’ is not necessarily the best way to experience life to its fullest.

Many people are finding that smaller communities can offer more than cities in terms of ‘quality of life.’  Instead of spending hours commuting in a car, they could be spending time fishing on a lake.  Instead of spending money on gas, tires, and car maintenance, they could be spending it on experiences and travel with their families.  Instead of working extra hours to pay the mortgage and bills, they could have a job that allows them the money AND time to fully enjoy their hobbies in a beautiful setting right in their backyard.

Polk County has a booming economy with plenty of jobs available.  It also offers people the chance to live life to its fullest.  There is more to life than work.  Experiencing nature, spending time with friends, and participating in causes that provide fulfillment are things that make life here so rewarding.

In addition, the schools of Polk County are excellent.  They offer our kids an education that can meet the needs of college-bound students as well as those looking for jobs in the trades such as carpenters, electricians, or mechanics.  Parents do not send their children to giant classrooms in our schools.  Personalized attention is almost guaranteed.  And most of our students can participate in varsity sports or organizations that might be hard to access in the larger metro schools.

The lifestyle experienced in Polk County is good and it can get better.  Spread the word!  Encourage people to live and work where they play.  They should look in the ‘want ads’ or on job-search websites to see what is needed in western Wisconsin.  For many, it could be a ‘return to home,’ and for others it could simply be the best move they will ever make.

The Polk County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private organization that was created to encourage and promote economic development and capital investment, create and retain quality jobs, enhance the tax base and facilitate positive sustainable growth throughout Polk County, Wisconsin.

Polk County Economic Development Corporation
100 Polk Plaza
Suite 226
Balsam Lake, WI  54810
(715) 405-3400

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