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Chippewa Development Corporation’s 2022 Annual Meeting

Held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Grounds on August 19th 2022, the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation held their 26th annual meeting. Over a pancake breakfast, Lona Cook the keynote speaker of the morning event motivated the audience on the importance of recentering, refocusing and balancing one's business and personal lives. "By becoming more aware of and focusing on the positive energy that surrounds us and less on the negative our business are more apt to be better positioned to reclaim market share and reduce employee turnover." She noted "In reality any decision we make or don't make effects others connected to us-having a positive mindset will lead one towards the right decision." Moderated by CEDC's Charlie Walker and CEDC board member Klaus Bauer, the event was packed with over 365 regional business [...]

Chippewa Development Corporation’s 2022 Annual Meeting2022-09-22T13:52:53-05:00

Advocating for Solutions

Dr. Lona Cook, Chair of the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation's (CEDC's) Advocacy Committee, noted that “the CEDC has been busy this past quarter working with our local legislators to support the use of Environmental Remediation Tax Increment Districts (ERTIDs), support more broadband funding, reduce healthcare costs, continue funding workforce apprenticeship and customized training grants, and take steps to solve the Chippewa Valley’s workforce housing crisis.” Recently, Charlie Walker, President and CEO of the CEDC, went to Madison to voice the organization’s support for establishing a state income tax income program for workforce housing. Through CEDC’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Visits, one of the main topics of concern for our local companies are (1) finding available talent and (2) having adequate housing for this talent in our communities. With this feedback, the CEDC's [...]

Advocating for Solutions2022-03-04T18:00:54-06:00

Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meets with State Senator Kathleen Bernier

Through its Legislative Committee, CCEDC takes a proactive approach to working with the members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, state government agencies, and local legislative bodies whose actions and decisions impact our state and local business climate. We work with our partners to help advocate for policies, initiatives and programs that promote job creation, encourage investment, improves our ability to recruit, grow, and retain talented workers and employers-resulting in economic prosperity throughout Chippewa County. Year round, the CCEDC Legislative Committee monitors notable policies from our local legislators and how these policies might affect our economic development programs and processes. With Wisconsin lawmakers preparing to adjourn for the year-the Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meet with State Senator Kathleen Bernier on February 21st, 2020 at the Fleet Farm Distribution Center in Lake Wissota [...]

Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meets with State Senator Kathleen Bernier2020-02-25T10:48:49-06:00


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