Business Planning

The La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) is a private, nonprofit organization that leads the development and diversification of the La Crosse County regional economy through the location and expansion of quality employers and job producing investments, including foreign direct investment, increasing exporting, and finding real estate solutions.  We exist to drive the Coulee region’s economic growth, diversification, and sustainability through recruiting new business to the region, helping our local companies stay and grow, and bridging the gap between education and industry to build a sustainable workforce pipeline to employment are also a large part of our economic development focus.  LADCO is supported by its partners (municipalities in La Crosse County and Minnesota, and La Crosse County) and more than 110 private sector investors.  Since 1972, LADCO has assisted companies with their location and/or expansion plans, creating thousands of jobs for Coulee region residents.  The La Crosse area is at a pivotal point in history.  The region is positioned to be a competitive national and global economy and LADCO is invested in driving progress.

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WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that’s been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987. WWBIC opens the doors of opportunity by providing targeted individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to critical resources such as responsible financial products and quality business and financial education.

WWBIC focuses on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being… in particular women, people of color, veterans and low-income individuals. WWBIC’s services consist of awarding loans of up to $250,000 and providing educational opportunities for entrepreneurs. To learn more, visit WWBIC’s website at www.wwbic.com.

To view WWBIC's Program Guide, please click here.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin System Administration and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Learn more about us.

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The La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) is a private, nonprofit organization that leads the development and diversification of the La Crosse County regional economy through the location and expansion of quality employers and job producing investments, including foreign direct investment, increasing exporting, and finding real estate solutions.  We exist to drive the Coulee region’s economic growth, diversification, and sustainability through recruiting new business to the region, helping our local companies stay and grow, and bridging the gap between education and industry to build a sustainable workforce pipeline to employment are also a large part of our economic development focus.  LADCO is supported by its partners (municipalities in La Crosse County and Minnesota, and La Crosse County) and more than 110 private sector investors.  Since 1972, LADCO has assisted companies with their location and/or expansion plans, creating thousands of jobs for Coulee region residents.  The La Crosse area is at a pivotal point in history.  The region is positioned to be a competitive national and global economy and LADCO is invested in driving progress.

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What We Do


Couleecap takes action to find innovative strategies to combat poverty. We are People Helping People, and every day our work makes a difference in the lives of people and families throughout the Coulee Region.

How We Help


Couleecap helps people in need with housing, food, transportation, and more. Through our actions we fight poverty, promote self-sufficiency, economic development, social justice, and personal responsibility.

 

MEET THE MRRPC

The Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission provides planning and economic development services to improve the region's environment, economy and quality of life. We serve a nine county region, providing studies and planning services, resources and data to help with your grant applications or reporting needs, and business loans.