Economic Gateway http://www.dunnedc.com Dunn County Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:41:09 -0500 en-US 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... ExporTech™ An Export Acceleration System for Achieving Profitable Growth http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/482/exportech-an-export-acceleration-system-for-achieving-profitable-growth http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 14 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 ExporTech™ is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured, yet customizable, process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth. At the completion of the program, each company will have developed its own international growth plan and accelerated their export sales process. ExporTech™ was designed specifically for... Wisconsin's Sizzling Economy Has Created a Crippling Labor Shortage. A Team of Productivity Experts Will Solve It http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/479/wisconsins-sizzling-economy-has-created-a-crippling-labor-shortage-a-team-of-productivity-experts-will-solve-it http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 11 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 They are boosting the middle market's long-term profitability. And it's really smart economic policy. I have a thing for Wisconsin. If I'm not exactly in love with the state, I've been a pretty heavy flirt. Especially with its cultural mainstays: Madison's hockey team, rye cocktails and a comedy ode to the snowmobile suit. And a couple of weeks... Visit the Discovery Center FABLAB http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/472/visit-the-discovery-center-fablab http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 07 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 If you love to design furniture, unique parts or create solutions to everyday problems, you have to stop by the Discovery Center FABLAB at UW-Stout. This is a digital fabrication lab where designers can come to access the latest equipment and turn their ideas into a reality. Digital fabrication is... 2018’s Best & Worst States for Millennials http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/478/2018s-best-&-worst-states-for-millennials http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 07 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Loved by marketers yet vilified by media, millennials are at once the most popular and unpopular generation alive. They’re soon to be the largest, too, giving them a huge influence on American culture and consumption. Today, these early-20-to-early-30-somethings who are often depicted through negative stereotypes — entitled, parentally dependent, emotionally fragile... Wisconsin’s exports on the rise http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/477/wisconsins-exports-on-the-rise http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 04 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 WEDC is poised to help companies grow their exports further Wisconsin’s exports grew by 6 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year, reaching a total of $22.3 billion in goods and services exported to 202 countries around the world. The state’s top trading partners are Canada, Mexico and China, and all... Activities in Elk Mound http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/471/activities-in-elk-mound http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 There is a new community center in Elk Mound. Community members can come together to enjoy the center as events and outreach activities are held here throughout the year. They will also be hosting a variety of educational events, activities and classes for all ages. The goal for the center... Wisconsin’s cluster accelerators highlight innovative business development approach http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/476/wisconsins-cluster-accelerators-highlight-innovative-business-development-approach http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Wisconsin’s cluster accelerators highlight innovative business development approach 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. Wisconsin’s industry development strategy leverages a versatile investment tool—the Targeted Industry Project Program administered by the Wisconsin... Tainter is an Important Part of Dunn County http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/470/tainter-is-an-important-part-of-dunn-county http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 The Town of Tainter was established in 1869 and is an important part of our history. Located in a beautiful part of the county, this rural community is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. They put out an annual community newsletter where you can get important contact... Where to Go in Rock Creek http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/469/where-to-go-in-rock-creek http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Rock Creek is a charming town in Dunn County where it is easy to enjoy a quiet lifestyle and the natural beauty that is part of everyday life here. The town recently built a new Town Hall that is ideal for meetings, get togethers and a variety of social events.... Train to Work for Xcel Energy http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/468/train-to-work-for-xcel-energy http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 09 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 In the next ten years, half of Xcel Energy’s workforce will be retiring. This creates an incredible opportunity for those looking to earn a good wage, receive benefits and work for a stable and growing company. The challenge has been that being a lineworker requires significant training and skill. To... Criminal Justice Training http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/467/criminal-justice-training http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 02 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 There is a great need for dedicated law enforcement officers throughout the country. Baby boomers are retiring and new, skilled officers are needed. This is an essential profession to all our communities and entering it requires a certain level of training. If you are ready to apply your skills and... Farm Center: We're here for WI farmers http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/466/farm-center-were-here-for-wi-farmers http://www.dunnedc.com/news Tue, 27 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Falling prices, rising input costs and a never-ending stream of dreary commodity outlook reports only add to the stress of being a farmer nowadays. USDA's Economic Research Service on farm household income indicates that for the past 21 years, more than half of farm households are losing money from farming. So, what's... Have You Visited Grant Yet? http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/458/have-you-visited-grant-yet http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 26 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 The town of Grant is located in Dunn County and a charming place to visit or live. Grant is a rural town with 92 percent of it being made up of agricultural or forest land. With the Red Cedar River flowing through the downtown, there is beautiful nature everywhere that... Walker addresses the Wisconsin Economic Development Association Governor’s Conference http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/465/walker-addresses-the-wisconsin-economic-development-association-governors-conference http://www.dunnedc.com/news Mon, 26 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 MADISON – Governor Scott Walker attended the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) Governor’s Conference on Feb. 1 to discuss rural economic development, workforce development, and job creation. “We must continue to develop our workforce to meet the needs of the modern economy especially since we have more people working than ever... 3 Reasons (Backed By Data) That 2018 Is A Great Year To Start A Startup In The Midwest http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/464/3-reasons-backed-by-data-that-2018-is-a-great-year-to-start-a-startup-in-the-midwest http://www.dunnedc.com/news Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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! But maybe 2018 is also the year that you should start the small business you’ve always been dreaming of. Whether you know exactly... UW-Madison To Offer Free Tuition For Families Making $56K Or Less A Year http://www.dunnedc.com/news/p/item/463/uwmadison-to-offer-free-tuition-for-families-making-56k-or-less-a-year http://www.dunnedc.com/news Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Bucky's Tuition Promise' Expected To Cover 800 Incoming Freshman Annually The University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled a plan to offer free tuition to students whose families make $56,000 or less a year. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said her goal is to ensure anyone who is admitted to the state’s flagship university can...