A Great Place to Live
Where progressive business meets pioneer spirit
Located 247 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the City of Chippewa Falls is the seat of Chippewa County and flourishes on the banks of the Chippewa River in Chippewa County. Chippewa Falls is home to a population of about 13,000 with a county population of approximately 55,000.
In June of 2019, BuzzFeed listed Chippewa Falls in the top 10 of “The 26 Best Small Towns in America.”
Chippewa Falls was settled in 1836 on the Chippewa River, growing on a pioneer industry of logging and fur trading. Our immigration population of German, French, Scandinavian, and Irish is the foundation for our strong work ethic which endures today.
By the 1850s, this lumbering town’s area sawmills were producing 100,000 board feet of lumber per day, boasting at one point the largest sawmill in the world under one roof.
Chippewa County’s history was built on rail, waterways, brewing, and recreation. Our Chippewa Valley communities offer a wide range of living styles from craft-urban downtown lifestyles to peaceful countryside homes. With some of the best schools in the state, safe and friendly communities, a low-to-moderate cost of living, and a superior work ethic, Chippewa County is rapidly emerging as a premier choice for business and talent expansion.
From this humble heritage, the industry of the Chippewa Valley continued to boom along rail, brewing, agriculture, waterways, and recreation. Today Chippewa Falls is home to nationally known Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company , Mason Shoe, and Chippewa Springs Water, and internationally known computer technology company Cray Inc., to name a few.
The Chippewa Valley communities offer a wide range of living styles from craft-urban downtown lifestyles to peaceful countryside homes. With some of the best schools in the state, safe and friendly communities, a low-to-moderate cost of living, and a superior work ethic, Chippewa County is rapidly emerging as a premier choice for business and premier talent.
The Chippewa Valley
The counties of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire are locally regarded as The Chippewa Valley with a collective population of approximately 212,000. Whether you’re relocating your family or your business, CCEDC can point you to resources to help make the transition smoother and more exciting. This a great place to work, live, and play, and offers a perfect mix of rural and urban life, a wide variety of industry, a robust world of recreation, and excellent educational facilities.