Momentum West

    Counties: Barron • Clark • Chippewa • Dunn • Eau Claire • Pierce • Pepin • Polk • Rusk • St. Croix

    Momentum West is a regional economic development organization serving a portion of Northwestern Wisconsin including the Chippewa Valley and St. Croix County, and is one of the fastest growing areas of the state. The area’s proximity to the Twin Cities has led to the rapid growth and suburbanization of St. Croix County. The region has a cluster of three four-year University of Wisconsin System schools: Eau Claire, Stout and River Falls.

    2322 Alpine Road Suite 7
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
    (715) 874-4673

    Program manager: Louise Bentley

    Population: 479,110

    Top industries: Medical devices, plastics, packaging, health care, education, bio-agriculture, bio-energy, sensors, computers, electronics, nanotechnology, chemicals

    Notable businesses: 3M, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Nestle, Menard Inc., TTM Technologies, Weather Shield Mfg, Cray, Polaris Industries Mfg.

    Colleges and universities (7): UW-Barron County, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Globe University- Eau Claire

    Major airports: Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

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