CCEDC hosted another successful Lunch and Learn at our office today! Tobi of the Regional Business Fund, Inc presented her excellent topic, "Development Toolbox 101/Revolving Loan Funds", where we learned about the multiple funding options that are available to small businesses throughout the Chippewa Valley. The event was sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and delicious pizza was provided by Martino's Restaurant!
Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) visited Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) to receive an update on the organization’s Business Retention, Entrepreneurial Development and Workforce Strategies that are currently being deployed. Mayor Greg Hoffman of the City of Chippewa Falls updated Missy Hughes on the critical partnership that the City has with CCEDC. “One of the reasons our economic development program is successful is because we have built a great team that works together and always looks for ways to improve it,” stated Mayor Hoffman. The group discussed ways in which the two organizations can better work together to help grow the regional economy, while strengthening our talent pipeline in the Chippewa Valley. “WEDC is appreciative of the partnership we have with CCEDC and we look [...]
Freezing cold temperatures and a little bit of snow can't slow down Economic Development growth and progress in Chippewa County! Proof of progress comes in the way of the construction at the new DHL site at the Lake Wissota Business Park. CCEDC is looking forward to watching all of the great progress continue as the cold months dwindle on.
Every October - Manufacturing Month - Manufacturers across Wisconsin, the Chippewa Valley and next door utilize the month as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers. With a continued goal of providing our future workforce with exposure to real STEM workplaces, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) has organized, hosted, or arranged over 50 tours to 20 different Chippewa Valley manufacturing sites. Since 2006 the CCEDC Program has introduced over 300 students from middle school, homeschool, high school, plus teachers, athletic coaches, scouting organizations and parents to the world of modern manufacturing. On October 30, 2019, TTM Technologies, Inc, (TTM) one of Chippewa Falls largest employers and a leading global printed circuit board manufacturer that focuses on quick-turn and volume production of technologically advanced PCBs, backplane assemblies and [...]
German-based global logistics company, DHL Real Estate Solutions, broke ground to construct a $6.8M, 124,000-square-foot warehouse facility project within the Lake Wissota Business Park (LWBP). Xcel Energy launched their multi-state, certified shovel-ready program a year ago and now has 36 certified shovel-ready sites throughout their service territory. The Lake Wissota Business Park in Chippewa County, is a one of six certified shovel-ready Xcel sites in Wisconsin. The certificated shovel-ready program helps to expedite the business location process by making sites like LWBP more attractive to companies like DHL, and other site-selection consultants looking to expand their businesses. To be declared certified shovel-ready by Xcel Energy, a site must have a base level of defined boundaries with a clear title, an established price, defined utility capacity, have documentation on important factors such as phase [...]
The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is paving the way for local entrepreneurs and assisting them in bringing their business ideas alive by organizing and hosting the Chippewa Valley HATCH Program. Fostering more Startup entrepreneurs makes sense because of the role they play in helping the Chippewa Valley grow and prosper. CCEDC once again teamed with the BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. and several area local businesses at Cowboy Jack’s Saloon in Altoona, WI on Thursday October 17, 2019 to further develop the entrepreneurial eco-system. The HATCH Program-in its second year- is a rotating, high-energy idea pitch program designed to facilitate connections between prospective entrepreneurs and those within a community who support them such as industry experts, professional service firms, banks, non-profits, business leaders and investors. “Brightstar and WEDC were impressed with the [...]
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted a dozen business owners and company representatives this afternoon in Stanley, WI at Martino’s Restaurant.
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted a dozen business owners and company representatives this afternoon in Stanley, WI at Martino’s Restaurant. Attendees discussed the latest 2019 compensation trends for assisting them in their 2020 forecast and preparation for employee recruitment, retention and budgeting. This was the second series organized by CCEDC as part of their Business, Expansion and Retention Program (BEAR). A primary purpose of the BEAR lunch and learn series is to assist existing businesses by providing them with meaningful information to better compete in the new market place. CCEDC was thankful to work with the Harding Group to discuss this critical topic this afternoon and reach out with businesses in the Stanley area. CCEDC would like to thank our sponsors that helped with this event that included Forward Bank, Martino’s [...]
On 10/15/2019, the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted the Chippewa Falls Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) board meeting and gave an update on CCEDC’s activities to date. After reviewing the history of CCEDC and its mission- President CEO Charlie Walker, discussed the improvements in CCEDC Business Attraction Program, the success of the Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR Program) and the organizations upcoming HATCH Program. Discussion also centered around home each organization can better support each other. “Collaboration is a necessary component of great economic development programs” stressed Walker “CCEDC is fortunate to have local organizations such as the Chippewa Falls IEDC as a supporter and partner. “
Join in on the fun and come cheer on your favorite entrepreneur at Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Regional HATCH competition on October 17th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Cowboy Jack's Saloon! RSVP as seats are filling up quickly and you won't want to miss this wild west showdown in the Chippewa Valley. There are still a few open seats so reserve yours at email@example.com or call (715)723-7150.
The CCEDC is excited to share their services in the Chippewa Valley with the business community. Stop by our booth tonight for a deeper dive on the services, advocacy, opportunities and connections we offer.