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City of Eau Claire Economic Development Division

Welcome to Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire is a regional center of West Central Wisconsin. Advantageously located on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago and home to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport it is an ideal location for regional and global businesses alike. Living in Eau Claire means that you have a great community to work in, raise your family, and grow your business. To learn more about life in Eau Claire, follow the link to Discover Wisconsin’s feature piece on Eau Claire: Click Here.

Financial Assistance for Your Business
City of Eau Claire and the State of Wisconsin step forward to offer a helping hand to businesses that are creating new job opportunities, expanding their operations or bringing new technology to Eau Claire.
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Looking for a location for your business?
Try our property search. This allows you to search industrial, office or commercial properties in Eau Claire. These properties are up for sale or lease.

Community Analyst Reports
Access a significant amount of data, report features, and map overlay graphs to help you make educated decisions about your business! The variables range from demographics, health, economic/business, education, housing, crime, and market potential. These tools can help you to better understand the behaviors and preferences of the people in your community.

The software is cloud-based, so the data is constantly being updated for the most up-to-date results. For more information on the City of Eau Claire’s Community Analyst program, or to request a report, please contact
the Economic Development Department at 715-839-4914.

Sample Reports:
Downtown Eau Claire Demographic and Income Profile

Downtown Eau Claire Tapestry Segmentation
Tapestry Segmentation divides US residential areas into distinctive segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
Downtown Eau Claire Business Summary by SIC Code
Includes information on total number of businesses and employees in downtown.
Downtown Eau Claire MarketPlace Profile
Provides information on Supply and Demand for various industry groups in Downtown Eau Claire. The leakage/Surplus Factor represents a snapshot of retail opportunity in the area.

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Eau Claire News

Annual Market Analysis Product of Collaboration

Commonweal Development Corporation partnered with the City of Eau Claire Economic Development Division and Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation to add Industrial Vacancy information to it's annual market analysis report.

The addition of industrial properties for the first time showed that Eau Claire's industrial market is well-below the national average for vacancy at 1.85%. For the last 10 years this report has focused on commercial real estate, particularly in retail and office sectors, and has provided consistent and quality information on the Eau Claire market. We are pleased to be a part of this new effort to provide new and comprehensive information on this important sector in Eau Claire. 

See the report here!

Employer Assisted Housing Resources

On October 13, a Workforce Housing Seminar was held to discuss opportunities for employers to help improve employee productivity, retention, and health. It was hosted by the Realtors Association of Northwest Wisconsin and the INVEST Health Initiative at the Clarion Hotel. It featured a presentation by Wayne Hanson of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund.

Quality and affordable housing for today’s workforce is a crucial component to economiccompetitiveness for employers. Employers vested in workforce housing can provide uniqueopportunities to help employees secure affordable housing close to work, become homeowners,and contribute to the local economy.

Here are links to the slide presentation and a Resource Guide prepared by the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. For more information, please contact Bruce King with the Realtors Association at

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