La Crosse Economic Development Resources





The future of regional economic employment growth depends on a supportive small business environment. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) shares the mission of the UW-La Crosse College of Business Administration, UW-Extension and the commitment to economic development. 


7 Rivers Region

7 Rivers Region







The 7 Rivers Region is the economic and geographic area of western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. We are developing unity as we experience the power of regionalism. The counties included in the 7 Rivers Region are Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon in Wisconsin, Houston and Winona in Minnesota, and Allamakee and Winneshiek in Iowa. However, the boundary of the 7 Rivers Region is fluid and changing. The intention is to include public and private organizations who define themselves as part of the region.


The 7 Rivers Alliance is the leadership group that boosts economic growth and encourages all activities that lead to collaboration and regionalism.  The goals of the 7 Rivers Alliance are to provide a clearinghouse of vital information designed to enhance economic development, provide a model for collaboration that facilitates partnerships and provides regional leadership, and provide a spirit of cooperation that transcends borders for the good of our region. The 7 Rivers Alliance promotes not only the spirit of cooperation, but works on the strategies and activities that put this spirit into action. Learn more.


La Crosse Area Development Corp. 


La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) can assist with expanding or relocating your business.  Learn more.


Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission


The Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission's website includes economic data on communities throughout Western Wisconsin.  Learn more.


Tourism - Tourism site for La Crosse County. - Tourism site for Wisconsin, including the Southwest Region of Wisconsin.