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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

Request for Proposals: 318 Elm Street

The City of Eau Claire is seeking proposals for the purchase and development of one vacant lotlocated at the intersection of North Barstow and Elm Street in the City of Eau Claire. The City isoffering for sale the property located at 318 Elm Street, which may be developed into aresidential development. The Respondent will be required to enter into a developmentagreement with the City. The property is assessed at $50,000.

For the complete Request for Proposal, view at this link here.

Wisconsin Arts Board in Eau Claire Events

The Wisconsin Arts Board is hosting a Town Meeting and a Professional Development Workshop in Eau Claire on Monday, December 11, 2017! All events at Volume One and The Local Store, 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire.

From 10:30am-3:30pm, a workshop for Artrepreneurs - Planning for Artists. Cost is $30.

From 4:00pm-6:00pm, a Town Meeting to discuss WAB's FY19-21 Strategic Plan!

See their press release for more!

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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