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Community Development


Community Development

Our goal is to help you experience the many benefits of doing business here in beautiful, friendly La Crosse County. La Crosse County has so much to offer:

  • A strong manufacturing base, built upon top-notch transportation linkages and a quality workforce;
  • A healthcare mecca, anchored by two of the best institutions in the country;
  • A retail hub located between the large metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the northwest and Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago to the southeast;
  • A growing technology sector rooted in the quality of life of the region and the creativity that it fosters;
  • A tourism and entertainment destination, focused in arts, culture, and outdoor recreation;
  • And much, much more.

Our promise is that we will make every effort to assist you in starting, relocating, or expanding your business in this area. Whether you need assistance with finding the site that will help your business thrive, finding the financing to get your business off the ground or take the next step of expansion, or finding the data that will help you make solid business decisions, we are here to help.

Our role is to facilitate cooperation with other units of government, non-profit organizations, and partners and add value to community and economic development projects. We work to maintain and improve on the County's position as an attractive and competitive place to live, play, and thrive.

To learn more about what it's like to live here in La Crosse County, please visit thriveinlacrosse.com.  

NEWS: Annual Department Report

Tri-State Workforce Survey

As our region's businesses continue to face workforce and other economic-related challenges, La Crosse County, Western Technical College - Business & Industry, The 7 Rivers Alliance, LADCO, TUMMA, MRRPC and the WWWDB teamed-up to develop a uniform survey that has provided our organizations guidance for future programming and member support. 

Below is a link to the results of the survey. 

 Tri-State Workforce Survey Results

Arts & Culture Grant Program

La Crosse County believes in investing in our growing arts and cultural amenities, and has created a grant program to that end.  If you have a project that could use these funds, please reach out, and review the following application form.

Arts & Culture Grant Application

Please contact us for more information:


Samuel Bachmeier
Community Development Specialist
email: [email protected]

Dillon Constant
County Planner
email: [email protected]