April 2nd, 2013 - By admin
United States Senator Ron Johnson will be visiting Polk County on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM to give a short presentation on Economic Development in Wisconsin and answer questions from attendees. Steve Healy, Director of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation will introduce Senator Johnson before his presentation.
264 County Road I
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Senator Johnson serves on the following committees:
- Budget, Commerce
- Science and Transportation
- Foreign Relations
- Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The event is open to the public and the Polk County Economic Development Corporation encourages Polk County Businesses owners, government officials, and citizens to attend this event.
*Paradise Landing is opening its doors just for this event! Attendees are encouraged to stay for a meal or drinks afterwards to support the local economy.
January 1st, 2013 - By admin
We invite anyone interested to join us in Madison on Feb 6 to discuss key economic development issues with state legislators.
The Greater St. Croix Valley Partnership is a collaboration between the counties of Polk, St. Croix, Pierce, and Dunn counties. This is an annual event to build awareness of our area with other state legislators, to advocate for key legislative priorities, and to thank legislators for past successes.
The event is free and open to area citizens who are interested in traveling with us to Madison for the one-day event. Appointments with legislators will already be set up for groups of three people, so it is easy to participate. All key defined issues, and materials will be available.
If you are interested, please contact the St. Croix EDC at 715-381-4383.
December 2nd, 2010 - By pcedc
Mark your calendar for three new offerings in 2011 designed to streamline your operation!
Delivered by subject matter experts and full-time faculty researchers
High impact and engaging delivery
Relevant and applicable knowledge
Executive Strategies: Transformation to a Lean Culture
January 5-6, 2011
Incorporate and align Lean processes into organizational strategies
Develop strategies of transformation to a Lean culture
Explore behaviors and processes that drive a Lean culture
Understand the power of Lean for identifying deficiencies and inefficiencies
Share best practices with peers and course leaders
Who should participate?
Leaders pursuing a Lean transformation (CEOs, directors and managers of small organizations)
Leadership teams from the same organization seeking to get “grounded” in Lean culture philosophy and tools
Lean champions and Kaizen event leaders looking to improve the success and sustainability of their projects
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
January 18-19 and 25-26;
and February 1-2 and 28-29, 2011
Apply concepts of Six Sigma to your business
Identify and reduce defects in your production process
Increase the financial performance and reliability of your operations
Who should participate? Employees at all levels interested in integrating Six Sigma principles and techniques into their job responsibilities.
Administrative Lean Workshop
February 4, 2011
Understand the principles and value of lean
Develop the ability to identify waste in administrative processes
Improve your office function by eliminating waste or non-value-added activities
Become more efficient and increase customer experience satisfaction
Who should participate? All front office personnel who can affect the efficiencies of your operation by incorporating Lean principles.
These programs are offered through the Professional Education Programs and Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. For more information and to register go to uwstout.edu\profed. Click on the program you are interested in, and then click on Registration on left.
October 22nd, 2010 - By pcedc
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public hearing on November 8, 2010, with opportunities for the public to provide comments about the draft plan. For information on the draft plan go to www.wisconsinrailplan.gov and click on Draft Plan.
When & Where: Monday, November 8, 2010, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, WI.
For more information about the hearing contact WisDOT Bureau of Planning and Economic Development, (608) 266-8108, or email@example.com.