Key Area Partners
University of Wisconsin River Falls (UWRF) Center for Innovation & Business Development
The Center for Innovation and Business Development (CIBD) opened in 2014 to proactively support economic development and business growth in the St. Croix Valley region. By connecting businesses, communities, and organizations with the resources available at UWRF, the CIBD encourages collaborative initiatives that enrich the experiences of students, staff, and faculty while benefiting businesses and organizations within the community.
St. Croix Economic Development Corporation
Formed in 1993, the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a private non-profit organization that actively promotes and solicits the location of industry and business to St. Croix County. At the same time, the organization works to foster the expansion of existing companies and the successful start-up of newly formed ones.
Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
Created more than 20 years ago as a public-private partnership, the mission of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is to encourage business and community development in Pierce County and the City of River Falls. The PCEDC provides support services for businesses in financing, planning, logistics, and staffing.
River Falls Business Improvement District
Established in 1989, the River Falls Business Improvement District (BID) is charged with helping the River Falls Main Street business community with façade improvements, signage, and beautification projects. The objective of the BID is to encourage business improvement and development by offering façade and sign grants to businesses and property owners in the River Falls Downtown BID.
Other Partner Organizations
- Chippewa Valley Technical College
- Momentum West
- Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center
- Regional Business Fund
- River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
- River Falls Economic Development Corporation
- Small Business Development Center
- St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
- United States Economic Development Administration
- United States Small Business Administration
- University of Wisconsin Extension Office
- University of Wisconsin River Falls
- WBD Finance
- West Central WI Rail Coalition
- West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
- Western Wisconsin SCORE
- Wisconsin Economic Development Association
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
- Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
- Workforce Resource