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7 Rivers Alliance

Regional economic development membership organization serving nine counties in western Wisconsin working collaboratively with partner organizations.

About

The 7 Rivers Alliance is an economic development organization for the Upper Mississippi Region that is dedicated to economic development across geographic and state boundaries.  We understand the needs of businesses and workers are not limited to zip codes and municipal boundaries. With continuous research, we strive to provide useful workforce solutions for the region, offer relevant seminars, and create opportunities for our region to utilize. 

Services

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Accelerator
  • Entrepreneurial Hub
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Competitions and Awards
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Technology Grants

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Space and Equipment

  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Site Location
Primary ContactChris Hardie
Address601 7th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone(608) 787-8777