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, University of Wisconsin System Administration and the commitment to economic development. 

Economic Indicators: An Update for the 7 Rivers Region

This is the logo for Economic Indicators.Fall 2021: Date to be announced

UW-La Crosse, in cooperation with State Bank Financial and the La Crosse Tribune, initiated a long-term study in early 2002 of our region's economic indicators. The research is ongoing and focuses on trends for a nine-county region that includes counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. This project is expected to continuously build a base of economic information and provide decision makers with valuable tools for strategic planning. The information will also provide a basis for comparison with other regions and a measure of our progress as a region. 

In addition to the open forum, findings are also summarized in a publication available on the State Bank Financial website:  https://www.statebankfinancial.bank/economic-indicator-reports.html. We have also provided links to the core economic indicators. Readers can use these links as needed for individual research projects.

7 Rivers Region


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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.