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St. Croix EDC Seeks Input With Workforce Development Survey

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announces a new effort to address workforce issues and challenges faced by employers in the St. Croix Valley. Workforce attraction and retention are top issues for employers. Through retirement and attrition, more people are leaving the workforce than are entering it. In response, St. Croix EDC, in conjunction with UW-Extension and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond, is conducting a confidential on-line survey of St. Croix Valley employers to build a better understanding of workforce challenges and identify effective ways to address them.

The survey is aimed at all area employers, large or small, and across all business sectors — manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, service, and retail, etc. The survey will take approximately three (3) minutes to complete and can be accessed online at the EDC's website: https://stcroixedc.com/workforce-development-survey/. The survey will remain open to participants until March 20, 2019.

St. Croix EDC will partner with local chambers of commerce to encourage broader participation from their respective members.

St. Croix EDC envisions common themes to emerge from the survey, giving area employers better insights into workforce issues and challenges, and more options for workforce solutions.

St. Croix EDC was formed in 1993 to promote business growth in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Reflective activities include marketing and communications, business retention, expansion, recruitment, new start-ups, advocacy, and workforce development.

For questions or comments, contact William Rubin, EDC executive director at 715-381-4383 or bill@stcroixedc.com.