Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Awarded ERC Fellowship
ERC Awards Fellowship Grant to SWWRPC to assist with immigration-related workforce opportunity
Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference coming to Southwest Wisconsin
The Statewide CEC Conference will be hosted by Platteville in May 2024
SWCAP, Cinnaire & Partners Celebrate Grand Opening for The Meadows in Darlington, WI
Cinnaire Solutions & SWCAP Partner to Develop New Affordable Housing Community for Farmworkers
Launch Lafayette County Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
Lafayette County will be awarding $15,000 to 10 area businesses in March thanks to their Launch Lafayette County grant program.
SWWRPC Launches a new $1 million Revolving Loan Fund: Funds Become Available in May 2022
The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has just awarded the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission an $800,000 grant to match $200,000 of locally raised money to fund a new revolving loan fund
Baldwin visits Platteville to celebrate $7 million appropriation for fire station
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., joined state and local leaders on Monday for a tour of the Platteville fire station
U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Visits Darlington and Dodgeville to highlight federal investments she brought to Lafayette and Iowa counties
WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the new site of Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington and the Iowa County Food Pantry in Dodgeville to highlight federal funding she worked to bring home to Wisconsin in legislation that has been signed into law by President Biden.
Southwest Wisconsin Resettlement Initiative Approved
On Feb. 3, Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) received official recognition by the U.S. State Department to assist with refugee resettlement in Wisconsin. With this news, SWCAP began welcoming families into its five service area, starting with two families from Afghanistan in mid-February.
Grant County Solar project officially transitions to Alliant Energy
Construction on the 1,400-acre solar project in Grant County is expected to get underway in spring 2022; once complete, it will generate about 200 megawatts of clean energy.
Lafayette County to Build New Hospital
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors plans to spend $51.5 million to build a new hospital on the south end of Darlington by 2024.
Developer seeks to attract new business to Kieler with behemoth building
A Kieler developer and his business partners have invested more than $5 million to assemble a massive spec building in the Kieler Industrial Park.
Regulators approve $162M wind farm purchase; first project approved under 2010 siting rule
Regulators have approved the purchase of a proposed wind farm in southwestern Wisconsin that is the state’s first project approved under 12-year-old rules designed to make the process easier for developers.
“City of Presidents” unveils 46th presidential shield
CUBA CITY (WKOW) -- When people drive down Main Street here and pass the rows of presidential silhouettes, Donna Rogers says it always leads to visitors asking the same question.
"People often said 'Well what president came from your town?'" Rogers noted. "None."
Indeed, this town of 2,000 in the southwest corner of Wisconsin has no discernable ties to the White House or any other aspect of American presidential history.
Green County working to reduce child care deserts, hopes to become statewide model
GREEN COUNTY (WKOW) -- More than half of people in Wisconsin live in a child care desert, where there are not enough providers to keep up with demand. But there's an effort in Green County to change that -- and officials are hoping it could soon expand statewide.
The pandemic exposed cracks in Wisconsin child care that caregivers already knew were there.
Shake Rag Alley Introduces "Business of Art" Virtual Workshop Series
Shake Rag Alley Introduces ‘Business of Art’ Virtual Workshop Series
MINERAL POINT, Wis., March 23, 2021—Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is pleased to introduce a new seven-week virtual and interactive workshop series designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs.
Led by Galena, IL-based woodworking artist and entrepreneur Paul Pendola, these virtual workshops will share a format: The first portion will consist of a presentation by Paul, and in some cases, include invited experts in the field. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop. Every effort will be made to address your particular situation, time permitting. To register for one or all sessions, which are priced at $50 each, see www.ShakeRagAlley.org.
Lafayette County ‘Launching’ new grant program
LAFAYETTE COUNTY – Lafayette County will be awarding over $15,000 to 11 area businesses in March thanks to their Launch Lafayette County grant program.
The Incubator Hatches Three More Successful Businesses
The Platteville Business Incubator recently hosted a graduation party for its most recent graduates 4x Innovations, Our Kitchen and Mark Hirsh Photography. These three graduates mark the 46th, 47th and 48th graduates from the program, each launching in new locations in the surrounding communities. 4x Innovations manufactures Toyota-model truck armor, Our Kitchen is a food truck
Living Year Round Like You are on Vacation
Do you want big city amenities steps away from the panoramic beauty of the Driftless region? Richland Center in Richland County is the new home of the 36-unit luxury apartment building that is next door to bike trails, river rafting, local entertainment venues and great amenities for families such as the new $4.6 million dollar aquatic center. This building is the first in a planned series and has sparked other area redevelopment as local residents have moved into the facility and those homes have come onto the flipping market.
Green Country Businesses Invest In Growth Opportunity Fund
Green County businesses are helping to spur development in local startups and emerging growth companies by providing financial support to the new Green County Growth Opportunity Fund. The Green County Growth Opportunity Fund is a revolving loan tool used for development and expansion of small businesses. Administered by the Green County Development
2019 Lafayette County Plat Books Now Available
2019 Lafayette County Plat books are available at the County Clerk's Office for $30.00. The Lafayette County sponsored plat book was prepared by Mapping Solutions. 2017 Lafayette County Plat books are on sale for $15.00 each