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Driftless Development INC

Driftless Development INC (DDI) is the EDO for Crawford County Wisconsin. DDI is committed to creating a business-friendly environment to sustain and grow Crawford County businesses, large and small, while attracting new business.


Located within the distinct Driftless Region in western Wisconsin, Crawford County has a population of 16,415 people. Prairie du Chien is the largest city and the county seat with a population of 5,809.  With a 300-year history as a center of trade, the city continues as the regional, economic and cultural hub of a two-state region with over 26,200 people and over 8,000 workers.  Rural Crawford County is home to numerous small, safe and accessible communities with each offering unique hometown character in rich agriculture settings.

Driftless Development INC understands that continued economic growth remains critical to its economy and quality of life. That growth depends on the decisions of business leaders to start, relocate or expand in Crawford County. With that in mind, Driftless Development INC’s economic development team is dedicated to supporting, retaining and growing its business community.

From delivering business-friendly incentives and creative workforce initiatives for existing and relocating businesses, to administering programs to help small, local businesses grow, the Driftless Development INC team is committed to provide unrivaled customer service.

DDI goals include community and economic development, housing, broadband, transportation, downtown revitalization, school-to-work, child care and more, 


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Space and Equipment

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training and Education

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactCarol Roth
Address700 East Blachawk Avenue, Suite 28
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone(608) 279-2293