We Are Greater La Crosse

LADCO facilitates and promotes economic advancement in the Greater La Crosse Area through a “triad of development”… the attraction of industry, the retention of business and industry, and the support of the Coulee Region Business Center (CRBC).

Who Are We

Consider La Crosse

Our Region's Value

Talent Retention

Cost Effective


The low-cost of living and access to healthcare, combined with the beautiful bluffs, rivers, and forests, as well as vibrant downtown, great parks, ample career opportunities, excellent universities, low crime, and much more makes   La Crosse the perfect place to live, work, and play.

The Greater La Crosse provides access to abundant talent produced locally by some of the best primary and secondary education institutions in the Midwest. The location features a the Tri-State ecosystem that encompasses some of the largest economic hubs in the nation, including, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Milwaukee. La Crosse County itself is a region of boundless resources and agriculture, all at a cost that allows for sustainable growth for all industries.   

Phil S. Addis

Between Winona, MN & La Crosse, WI, The Greater La Crosse Area produces more than 6,000 Associate and Bachelor degrees each year.  Through partnerships with other community development organizations, LADCO works with the goal of educating the local students about the low cost of living, abundant job opportunities, and the unparalleled quality of life in the Coulee Region.

According to Sperling's Best Places, with the number 100 representing the national average, La Crosse scored 89.4 for overall cost of living, meaning the cost to live in La Crosse is substantially less expensive than the national average. To learn more CLICK HERE

The La Crosse Area is conveniently located between major Midwest Metropolitan hubs.  With Minneapolis/St.Paul being two hours away, Milwaukee three hours away, and Chicago & Des Moines being  four hours away, you're never further than a half day's travel from any of these major economic destinations.  All of these hubs being connected via interstate.  The region is also served by BNSF, CN, and CP railways, and the La Crosse Regional Airport, which features daily flights to Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit via Delta and American Airlines.