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When looking to locate or relocate one's business, it is imperative you look at the current/future state of the economy and geographic location of the desired region.  


The City of La Crosse, and La Crosse County itself, are located on the banks of Pool 8 of the World Famous Mississippi River.  Annually, over $673 million is generated by commercial navigation on the upper Mississippi River, supporting industries such as agriculture, energy, mining, and manufacturing. The region is also served by the BNSF, CN, and CP rail lines, the La Crosse Regional Airport,  and interstates 90 & 94 that seamlessly connect La Crosse to major metropolitan hubs such as Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Des Moines.


One of our region's greatest economic strengths are the local high schools and six institutions of higher education that award over 10,000 degrees annually! The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Viterbo University, & Western Technical College are all located within the City of La Crosse and combine to award over 5,000 degrees annually. Just across the river is Winona, Minnesota, who is the home to Winona State University, St. Mary's University - Winona, and Minnesota State College Southeast who combine to award another 4,600 degrees annually. This extensive education sector has created an almost limitless pipeline of locally produced talent specializing in a wide variety of industries. 


With many aspects of the La Crosse economy functioning at a high level and working in collaboration with one another, domestic trade of Wisconsin is expected to grow to $493 billion (51.7% growth) by 2045.


To learn more about the economy of our region, please contact our team.


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