About Us

Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin is Southwest Wisconsin’s regional economic development organization dedicated to enriching communities, strengthening the business environment, and fostering connections to create, maintain, and enhance Southwest Wisconsin’s business environment.

The PSW region covers six Southwest Wisconsin counties: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland. Together we are committed to our communities and economic development efforts in knowing Prosperity begins with opportunity, and opportunity can come in some of the most unusual of places. We invite you to join us as we continue unearthing the legacy and heritage of our scenic Southwest Wisconsin.

What we are


The First Stop for Business Assistance

A Facilitator of Connections

A Source of Data and Local Knowledge

Outright Passionate About Southwest Wisconsin

What we do

  • Oversee the enhancement of the business environment at the regional level
    Our board focuses on regional economic development opportunities and can help you navigate our diverse Southwest Wisconsin business landscape. Whether your business is big or small, technical or professional, we can help you find a home in Southwest Wisconsin.
  • Enrich the living environment and quality of life in the region
    As a board, we evaluate the region’s standing and investigate ways to continuously improve the region’s prosperity.
  • Assist all entrepreneurs to pursue, develop, and grow their passion
    The first stop for business assistance A facilitator of connections A source of data and local knowledge Outright passionate about Southwest Wisconsin Entrepreneurship is a rigorous effort. We can assist you to find the right people to help you refine your American Dream in Southwest Wisconsin.
  • Facilitate connections between businesses and resources
    We love facilitating connections. If you are seeking some extra assistance, let us know and we can help you get there.
  • Disseminate knowledge in the pursuit of prosperity in our region’s economy
    If there is something you would like to know about the region, we can help you find the facts you need to find prosperity in our region.
  • Celebrate the beauty and legacy of the Driftless Region, its communities, and the business environment
    With the exception of a portion of Green County, the Southwest Wisconsin region was untouched by glaciers, which made the soil in this region rich and its landscape diverse. Our land and people are part of the legacy of Wisconsin.

Meet the Board

Our board members consist of six county economic development organizations and representatives of local educational institutions and businesses. Together, we help define a stronger Southwest Wisconsin.

Jim Bowman
Jim Bowman

President

Driftless Development INC

Abby Haas
Abby Haas

Vice President

Lafayette County Economic Development

Troy Maggied
Troy Maggied

Secretary/Treasurer

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Ron Brisbois
Ron Brisbois

Grant County Economic Development Corporation

Cara Carper
Cara Carper

Green County Development Corporation

Barry Hottmann
Barry Hottmann

Iowa County

Kate Koziol
Kate Koziol

Richland County

Andy Broderick
Andy Broderick

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Matt Urban
Matt Urban

Blackhawk Technical College

Donna Walker
Donna Walker

Alliant Energy

Kari Wunderlin
Kari Wunderlin

BMO Harris Bank