Economic Gateway http://www.dunnedc.com Dunn County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:52:24 -0500 en-US Fairmount Minerals is Growing in Wisconsin http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/3249/fairmount-minerals-is-growing-in-wisconsin http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 FairmountSantrol is a major employer in Dunn County and throughout Wisconsin. They are passionate about the environment and sustainability. They leverage innovation and technology to produce goods with minimal impact to the environment. They are a provider of sand-based products and high-performance sand used by the oil and gas industry... Pickle-Lovers Wanted http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/3248/picklelovers-wanted http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Nothing beats the first bite into a cool crunchy pickle. If you love pickles, visit Picklefest in Boyceville. Held August 18th – 20th, this is an annual event that attracts pickle-lovers from all over the state. You can learn more about this fun festival by emailing Tillie at jamie058@centurytel.net. The village... Chamber celebrates Leadership Menomonie graduation http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2531/chamber-celebrates-leadership-menomonie-graduation http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 On May 17, the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce held the 2017-2018 graduation for Leadership Menomonie at Pinewood Golf Club and Restaurant. Graduates completed nine full-day sessions, studying a wide variety of topics including education, business and industry, heritage, arts and tourism, media, government and law, health and human services, agriculture... MN: All Aboard: Plan Calls for Passenger Rail Between St. Paul and Eau Claire http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2530/mn-all-aboard-plan-calls-for-passenger-rail-between-st-paul-and-eau-claire http://www.dunnedc.com/news Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earlier this spring, a group of boosters gathered in Eau Claire, Wis. -- heralded by some as an emerging "mini-Portland" -- and agreed on just what was missing from the western Wisconsin city's renaissance: passenger rail. They not only have a plan to restore long-dormant rail service to St. Paul's Union... Expanded program draws future industrial mechanics http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2529/expanded-program-draws-future-industrial-mechanics http://www.dunnedc.com/news Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earlier this year, Channer Schutts was back home in Menomonie and looking for a new direction to take. It was at a party where he ran into his fellow 2017 Menomonie High School graduate Evan Bauer that he found the answer. Channer, a big young man with a solid build, was... STEM Learning in K-12 http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2171/stem-learning-in-k12 http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 In Wisconsin, we are always looking towards the future. It is widely known that future jobs will involve a great deal of science, technology, engineering and math. Preparing students for these opportunities in STEM is critical both from an exposure standpoint and for their future job prospects. They need to... Workers are the new weapon as states go to extremes in the battle for business http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2528/workers-are-the-new-weapon-as-states-go-to-extremes-in-the-battle-for-business http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Forequarter restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, has managed to pull off a rare feat. Not only has it has stayed in business for six years, it is also still routinely referred to as trendy. On a recent visit, people were already showing up for dinner by 5:00 p.m. on a weeknight.... The economies of every US state and DC, ranked from worst to best http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2527/the-economies-of-every-us-state-and-dc-ranked-from-worst-to-best http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The US is a massive, complex economy, and so too are the component economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC, that make up the whole. Business Insider combined six measures of labor-market and general economic health for all the states and the District of Columbia. They are the unemployment rate,... HOOKED ON A FEELING: UNIQUE EXPERIENCES HELP FILL WISCONSIN’S TALENT PIPELINE http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2526/hooked-on-a-feeling-unique-experiences-help-fill-wisconsins-talent-pipeline http://www.dunnedc.com/news Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By all measures economists use to assess the quality of life a place offers—job availability, cost of living, commute times, recreation, etc.—Wisconsin stacks up pretty well. Very well, in fact. Problem is, people don’t consult economists when choosing the best place to pursue their passions. As CEO of NEWaukee, I... 30 years of the Wisconsin Main Street Program http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2525/30-years-of-the-wisconsin-main-street-program http://www.dunnedc.com/news Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 As we prepared to celebrate Wisconsin’s downtowns for #WIMainSt Day, we also celebrated 30 years of the Wisconsin Main Street program. Check out this video on what makes this program so special! Scholarships for College http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2170/scholarships-for-college http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Chippewa Valley Technical College is now offering income eligible, hardworking students the opportunity to go to college for less. The Promise Scholarship can help to pay for your education, making it affordable to earn the skills necessary to enter the workforce and get a good paying job. It is designed... WEDC, UW-Eau Claire launch marketing campaign to encourage out-of-state alumni to ‘come home’ http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2524/wedc-uweau-claire-launch-marketing-campaign-to-encourage-outofstate-alumni-to-come-home http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 UW-Eau Claire is one of nine higher-education institutions joining  state’s first-ever campaign featuring graduates who have chosen Wisconsin as their career destination Eau Claire — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire today unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging alumni of Wisconsin colleges and universities to... HR Training for Your Business http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2169/hr-training-for-your-business http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Every business owner and manager should have some basic knowledge when it comes to human resources. The HR practices of managers and owners can help a company to operate smoothly or it can lead to issues. HR laws are strict and it is easy for companies to be out of... Learn Real-World Skills at UW-Stout http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2168/learn-realworld-skills-at-uwstout http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Do you want to earn a degree but hate the idea of going to college without learning the skills you need for real life? If you were the kid in class who always asked, “how will I ever use this?” then the Polytechnic University at UW-Stout is right for you.... What’s a Fab Lab? http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2167/whats-a-fab-lab http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Have you heard of the Fab Lab at UW-Stout? This is a digital fabrication laboratory. They were first funded through an educational program coming out of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. Using open-source software and industrial-grade technologies, Fab Labs allow member-users to “define problems and prototype solutions.” In other... Pitch Your Business Idea During HATCH 2018 http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2163/pitch-your-business-idea-during-hatch-2018 http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Do you have the next great idea? Have you been working on a startup or have an idea for a business? If so, you could win the 2018 HATCH pitch contest. This pitch program gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their idea, speak in front of business leaders, connect... Firefighter and Law Enforcement Training http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2025/firefighter-and-law-enforcement-training http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500   Have you dreamed of serving the community as a firefighter or law enforcement officer? These are noble professions and ones that require a great deal of passion and training. You can receive that training at Chippewa Valley Technical College. They have programs that are designed to give people the skills... Unique Opportunity for Students http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2024/unique-opportunity-for-students http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout have an incredible opportunity to expand their skills and test out their ideas using the Discovery Center FABLAB. For anyone who considers themselves a problem solver, innovator or inventor, this lab offers the ability to test out ideas and build real prototypes. Students no longer... Buy Fresh from the Farmer’s Market http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/2023/buy-fresh-from-the-farmers-market http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Visit the Menomonie Farmer’s Market to buy farm-fresh eggs, meat, and produce. You can even buy a loaf of artisan bread or homemade preserves. This is where you can go to find the most flavorful and fresh ingredients for your supper or to find something incredibly unique and delicious for... Visit Beautiful Red Cedar http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/475/visit-beautiful-red-cedar http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 28 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 A rural town surrounded by rolling hills and vast farmland, the town of Red Cedar is a beautiful destination. Cyclists can enjoy the gorgeous views in the spring, summer and fall, while snowmobilers regularly visit for winter adventure. The town has a rich history and connection to the environment, something... Business Training for Today http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/474/business-training-for-today http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 21 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Improve your skills and perform better at work by leveraging the resources found at Chippewa Valley Technical College. They offer a variety of training programs and seminars including Business and Leadership Training, Human Resource Certification Preparation, Workplace Safety & Compliance Training, and more. Consider how much value you could bring... Fortune names Xcel Energy among World’s Most Admired Companies for fourth year http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/483/fortune-names-xcel-energy-among-worlds-most-admired-companies-for-fourth-year http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 21 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Xcel Energy, headquartered in Minneapolis, has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, the fourth consecutive year that the company has earned this distinction, ranking fourth this year as most admired electric and gas utility. Xcel Energy, a national leader in wind energy for more... Mayo Clinic Health System offers volunteer opportunities http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/481/mayo-clinic-health-system-offers-volunteer-opportunities http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 18 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 April 15–21 was National Volunteer Week. It was a good opportunity to recognize the volunteers who perform countless valuable services within our community. In 2017, 696 volunteers served nearly 79,000 hours at Mayo Clinic Health System sites throughout northwest Wisconsin, saving nearly $1.9 million, according to Jennifer Loew, director of Volunteer... State farmers showing strong interest in growing industrial hemp http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/480/state-farmers-showing-strong-interest-in-growing-industrial-hemp http://www.dunnedc.com/news Wed, 16 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Wisconsin farmers stressed by stagnant dairy and grain markets are showing strong interest in growing industrial hemp this year, but a state agricultural official is warning them not to count on the niche crop to solve their financial problems. “I’d say interest from farmers is almost extreme,” said Brian Kuhn, who... Building a STEM Community in Wisconsin http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/473/building-a-stem-community-in-wisconsin http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 14 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 We are building a community of STEM professionals, educators and students across Wisconsin. Science, technology, engineering and math are growing fields that require innovators along with educated and skilled workers. Jobs in these sectors are growing and without the proper skills, Wisconsin workers will be left behind. To ensure this...