Bakalars Sausage, the Official Supplier of Hot Dogs for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis!

In 2016, Bakalars Sausage Company agreed to be the official hot dog provider of the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.  Bakalars has been providing hot dogs for the stadium over the past two years, but their biggest test is yet to come.  Being the official hot dog provider for U.S. Bank Stadium means that they will be providing hot dogs for the 2018 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.  A typical Vikings game means going through about 30,000 hot dogs, but this is anything but a typical game.  The company is preparing for potentially the largest sale yet.  Congratulations and good luck to Bakalars Sausage Company!

New Position Open at LADCO!

LADCO is now looking for an Office Assistant to add to the staff!  The part-time position would include secretarial work, office supervision, assistance with LADCO events, research projects, as well as assisting with all other LADCO functions.  To view the complete job description click HERE.  We would like to start interviewing as soon as possible.  If you are interested or have any questions please contact us at (608) 784-5488 or email us at

Local Entrepreneurs Featured on

Three La Crosse businesses: Full Circle Supply, Wyatt Bicycles, and Pearl Street Brewery have recently been featured in this video done by Greg Rollet who is the founder of  This is some great recognition for not only these businesses, but also for the entire City of La Crosse.  Check it out at

La Crosse Promise Offers Financial Opportunities for Local Residents

The City of La Crosse’s relatively new program offers local  residents a chance to remodel a home and receive up to $50,000 in scholarships.  The La Crosse Promise program is an initiative which encourages local residents to buy a low-priced home from the city, and remodel it in a way that improves the local neighborhoods, specifically the Washburn neighborhood.  In doing so, the investors become eligible for scholarships.  What an amazing opportunity! To read more, click HERE.


2017 Annual Meeting

Thank you for a successful Annual Meeting!

Fall Economic Forum:

Thank you Economic Forum Supporters for showing interest in the topic of AI at the Fall Economic Forum entitled, “Rise of the Machines: The Coming of AI Revolution”. This event had a powerful response to many topics that were touched on by our keynote speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger, and local CEO Dr. Andrew Temte. The topics ranged from exponential thinking, block-chain, machine-learning, fleet-learning, disruptive-innovation and more. LADCO hopes that this has provided useful information for business and community leaders in the La Crosse County area. Again we would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Andrew Temte, and Patrick Schwerdtfeger for sharing with us, and a thank you to our co-sponsors: the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation, the Western Foundation, BBOC Charitable Foundation and the UWL College of Business Administration.

         (Keynote speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger)                                (Community/Business leaders in attendance)