Forum hosted to improve La Crosse County economy

Economists: County economy best in 15 years

Forum hosted to improve La Crosse...

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse County's economy is the best it has been in 15 years. That, according to Wisconsin state economists.

Those economists also say La Crosse County is just one of many in Wisconsin marking their own economic improvements.

The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum in Onalaska Tuesday morning, designed to further expand our area's improving economy. Forum organizers say low unemployment rates in the county are partly to thank for recent advancements.

"It also creates challenges for many, many, many of the businesses that I hear where workforce is their number one challenge and the number one inhibitor to their growth. They just don't have enough bodies to grow they way that they want to,” said La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vicki Markussen.

Other factors for an improving local economy include wage gains and a reduced tax burden.

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