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Welcome to the Eau Claire Area EDC

Altoona, Augusta, Eau Claire, Fairchild & Fall Creek

The Eau Claire area is northwestern Wisconsin's center for business, education, health care, and recreational activities. This innovative community, located in close proximity to Minnesota's Twin Cities, offers unbeatable price advantages while providing access to valuable business resources.


The EDC works to ensure the economy of the Eau Claire Area continues to thrive by supporting local business, innovators and entreprenures, as well as marketing the area's unique resources. Excellent public school systems, several post-secondary educational institutions, low crime rates and a low cost of living make this community a great place to live, work, and play. 

Learn more about our thriving area and diverse communities by viewing our Community Profiles

Recent News What's happening in the Eau Claire Area

Increased Business Incubation Capacities Thanks to Recent Renovations at the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center

After almost 30 years, the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC) has received upgrades to provide tenants a more secure and modern facility.

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Eau Claire’s First Startup Weekend Finds a Home

Eau Claire’s First Startup Weekend Finds a Home at the Lismore Hotel & a JAMF Foundation Donation The first Eau Claire Startup

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Northern Star Fire Advances in National Contest

Northern Star Fire, winner of the 2014 Idea Challenge, has been named a semi-finalist for a Powerful Answers Award, a world-wide challenge

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