204 waffle street  |  kendall, wi  54638
608-769-9910  |  steve@gomonroecountywi.com
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Partnerships are key to our economic growth and successes.  The resources and networking between our partners are extremely important with our business retention and recruitment!

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Explore the beauty of Monroe County on a biking, hiking or driving adventure.  Discover our beautiful walkways, biking and hiking trails, rivers, streams and lakes. From horse and buggy to the space age the people of Monroe County boast of a proud heritage of railroads to bike trails, Amish Communities, Shops, Stores, friendly folk with great stories and more.

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The ITBEC Mission is to facilitate regional economic growth and prosperity through strong collaboration between counties. Southwest ITBEC provides micro-grants to help start events and business projects. We build upon our assets so as to retain, attract and grow businesses.

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Represents an exciting initiative launched in 2009 by USDA Rural Development in collaboration with the four Regional Rural Development Centers and their land-grant university partners, including the Purdue Center for Regional Development. The purpose of SET is to strengthen the capacity of communities/counties in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint that strategically builds on the current & emerging economic strengths of their regions.

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201 West Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703 |  (608) 267-4417

As the state’s lead economic development organization, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) nurtures business growth and job creation in Wisconsin by providing resources, technical support, and financial assistance to companies, partners and the communities they serve.

400 7th Avenue North, La Crosse, WI 54601 (608) 787-8777

The 7 Rivers Alliance is a regional leadership group that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. We are persistent and consistent advocates for keeping communication open and developing regional networks in the Upper Mississippi Valley through regional meetings and networking events.

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We are committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

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Let us share the real Wisconsin with you--where generations of families travel to make memories and locals share hidden gems. In Wisconsin, you're always welcome, because when you’re having fun we’re having fun.

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WHEDA works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 84,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 122,000 families purchase a home and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

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Area businesses, local units of government, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are contributing to provide inexpensive public bus transportation for Southwest Wisconsin citizens. The focus of this regional bus transit service is for commuters, elderly and disabled residents, the general public and potential tourism related travel.

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The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our 450-plus members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through leadership on statewide initiatives to advance economic development in Wisconsin. Through advocacy, networking, and education, we provide members with the resources and tools to strengthen their skills.

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The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises.

Sparta, WI 54656 (608) 269-8722

We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

310 North Superior Avenue, Tomah, WI 54660 (608) 372-2166

Location is everything, just ask any successful business. The City of Tomah is centrally located in West-Central Wisconsin at the junction of Interstate 90 and Interstate 94, or as we like to say "where the Interstates Meet”. Halfway between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago/Milwaukee metro areas, Tomah is the city of choice for many businesses.

P.O. Box 625, Tomah, WI 54660

Forward Tomah Development Corporation and the City of Tomah are progressive partners in promoting and fostering the city’s economic development. Forward Tomah is a membership-based land-holding organization dedicated to providing convenient options to businesses looking to locate in Tomah. Through both entities, land opportunities are available at aggressive prices.


523 South Street, Cashton, WI 54619

(608) 654-5121

Cashton Area Development Corporation can assist in planning and control of land development, land developing, leasing commercial real estate, commercial land developing and residential home loans.


In the spirit of Wisconsin's deep heritage of environmental stewardship, the Department of Tourism initiated Travel Green Wisconsin in 2006 to promote smart, environmentally friendly business practices. The program is the first state-sponsored sustainable travel certification program in the nation and has become a model for sustainable travel efforts both nationally and internationally.

1701 Main Street, Suite 435, La Crosse, WI 54601 |  (608) 785-9394

The Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission (MRRPC) is a Commission of nine counties located along the Mississippi River in Western Wisconsin. The Commission was organized in 1964 under Wisconsin State Statutes to plan for the physical, social and economic development of the Region.

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You have a lot to offer – you know it, members of your community know it, but do businesses outside your region know it? Trade shows, direct marketing and site selection leads not delivering results? How about a new approach?


Community Venture Network (CVN) was formed for YOU, rural and ‘out state’ communities looking to gain an edge, keeping local industry competitive and bringing new businesses, jobs and development to town.

Wisconsin Downtown Action Council is a statewide organization established to facilitate the revitalization of Wisconsin downtowns as vibrant social and economic centers. We will pursue our mission through a mix of strategies including developing partnerships with other organizations, information sharing, and facilitating networking and peer learning. It is our vision that all Wisconsin communities will recognize and support their downtowns as special places and work together for the betterment of all who live the community.

22 E. Mifflin St., Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 663-7188

WCA is the foremost voice of county officials representing all 72 counties in Wisconsin. We are a financially well-positioned, highly visible civic force with a well-informed and motivated membership governed by a diverse Board. We are a highly interactive service provider to county officials and other government entities offering lobbying, insurance programs, education, research, grant development and consulting services.

10 East Doty Street, Suite 201, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256-7044

Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads.

111 Milwaukee Street, Sparta, WI 54656

(608) 269-4123

The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce mission is welcoming businesses, unifying the community, creating possibilities. Our Vision: We will take time to pause to envision a future for our region as it should be. We will create plans and seek collaborations that help make our vision a reality. We will communicate our vision clearly, and empower others to act in order to achieve results.

P.O. Box 2, Warrens, WI 54666

Warrens is right next to one of the busiest highway systems in the State of Wisconsin. You have easy access to Interstate 94 so getting your products and services to major metropolitan areas will never be a problem. Over 100 businesses know that the Warrens area is a great place to work and play.