Regional Resources

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Coulee Region Business Center 

The Coulee Region Business Center (CRBC) provides facilities, resources, mentoring and coaching to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the La Crosse area. The Center offers shared services and a network of professional assistance, giving entrepreneurs access to a wealth of business knowledge and support services. They can help you prepare your business plan, access funding, and market and grow your business. 

Dairyland Power Cooperative 

Look to Dairyland's Business Development Assistance and Economic Development Loan Programs. Site location assistance and an array of financing programs may be available for your new or expanding business. 

La Crosse Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 

Find a wealth of information about La Crosse at the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau(LACVB). This non-profit organization represents the convention and tourism industries of the La Crosse/Campbell Area business community, actively marketing the area to tourists and meeting planners both nationally and internationally. 

La Crosse Area Development Corporation

Founded in 1971, the La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) focuses on attracting businesses, retaining businesses, and they co-manage the Coulee Region Business Center. Services include: business attraction & retention assistance, site search/analysis, financial program coordination, assembly of private/public sector project teams, workforce development service, and regional transportation initiatives. LADCO also coordinates the Oktoberfest in the Capital event and the La Crosse Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club. 

La Crosse Area Planning Committee 

The La Crosse Area Planning Committee (LAPC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization designated to perform transportation planning activities for the La Crosse and La Crescent Area. The main objectives of the LAPC are to develop and maintain a long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan and a short-range Transportation Improvement Program, and other regionally significant projects. 

La Crosse County Economic Development 

Find information on County industrial parks, available sites, economic profile, and their other business assistance programs, including their revolving loan fund program.

La Crosse Industrial Park Corporation (LIPCO) 

LIPCO is a partnership between Xcel Energy, the City of La Crosse and LADCO. LIPCO becomes involved in economic development projects when real estate is a deciding factor as to whether or not a project will go forward. LIPCO has the ability to purchase, own and lease property for a specific period of time in order to accommodate the needs of a specific company’s growth. Contact LADCO for more information. 

Mississippi River Regional Plan Commission (MRRPC) 

Organized in 1964, MRRPC is a Commission of nine counties along the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. The organization is charged with planning for the physical, social and economic development of the region. The Commission provides administrative and technical assistance to several community, county or multi-county revolving loan funds. 

7 Rivers Alliance  

The Alliance is a regional leadership group that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. The Alliance brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region. 

Small Business Development Center 

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the University Wisconsin – La Crosse, is one of ten university-based SBDC’s in Wisconsin. The SBDC mission is to provide learning opportunities and practical guidance to help individuals make informed business decisions. The La Crosse SBDC serves seven counties in our region and offers several types of services including seminars, customized in-house training, and individualized counseling. 608-785-8287 

UW-Extension La Crosse County 

The community and economic development agent can provide information and technical assistance on economic development in La Crosse County. 

Xcel Energy 

Xcel offers a variety of programs and services for expanding companies or new industries wishing to relocate in their service area. They offer customized programs designed to help businesses and communities grow.