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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

2014 Idea Challenge Announces the Final Five!

Every year entrepreneurs and businesses submit their innovative ideas to the Idea Challenge for the opportunity to receive free business advice, support, and

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What Makes a Startup Business Successful?

Entrepreneurs boldly go forth every day, working to achieve their dream of flipping the proverbial “Open For Business” sign on their startup.

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5 Innovations Straight from Science Fiction

Every Halloween people turn their TVs onto reruns of Frankenstein and Dracula – and the video store’s collection of thriller, horror, and

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