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About Us

La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) is a private, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting economic growth and job creation in the La Crosse area. LADCO offers a variety of resources and services to local businesses, including collaboration with regional partners, workforce development, business retention and expansion, research, and access to capital. LADCO also works to promote regional initiatives, such as broadband expansion, innovation and entrepreneurship, and tourism development.


For more information on our latest events, check out our events page below!

2023 Business Plan Competition

La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO) is proud to announce the start of our 2023 LADCO-Kwik Trip Business Plan Competition. This competition is held to encourage small businesses to go through the business planning process, which helps entrepreneurs refine and improve upon their business ideas. This year’s top prize is $2,000. Click below for more information.


Board of Directors

The La Crosse Area Development Corporation's board of directors is composed of representatives from businesses, institutions and government bodies. The LADCO board of directors is responsible for setting and implementing the agency's policies and programs, as well as providing oversight of the organization's operations. The board regularly meets to discuss new projects and initiatives and to renew the progress of existing programs, ensuring that LADCO remains focuses on its mission and goals. See a full list of our board below. 

Investor Directory

We are immensely grateful for the Coulee Region's influential business entities that have invested in LADCO and helped us grow in The Greater La Crosse Area. The LADCO board and staff would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to all of our members. See full list of LADCO's investors below. 

Become a Member

At LADCO, our economic development initiatives cover a wide variety of services. We can help with real estate solutions, as well as provide programs to retain local talent and ensure businesses have access to the best employees. 

If you are interested in becoming a member? Please click below to learn more. 

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