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Welcome to Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire is a regional center of West Central Wisconsin. Advantageously located on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago and home to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport it is an ideal location for regional and global businesses alike. Living in Eau Claire means that you have a great community to work in, raise your family, and grow your business.


Financial Assistance for Your Business
City of Eau Claire and the State of Wisconsin step forward to offer a helping hand to businesses that are creating new job opportunities, expanding their operations or bringing new technology to Eau Claire.
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Community Analyst Reports
Access a significant amount of data, report features, and map overlay graphs to help you make educated decisions about your business! The variables range from demographics, health, economic/business, education, housing, crime, and market potential. These tools can help you to better understand the behaviors and preferences of the people in your community.

The software is cloud-based, so the data is constantly being updated for the most up-to-date results. For more information on the City of Eau Claire’s Community Analyst program, or to request a report, please contact
the Economic Development Department at 715-839-4914.

Sample Reports:
Downtown Eau Claire Demographic and Income Profile

Downtown Eau Claire Tapestry Segmentation
Tapestry Segmentation divides US residential areas into distinctive segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
Downtown Eau Claire Business Summary by SIC Code
Includes information on total number of businesses and employees in downtown.
Downtown Eau Claire MarketPlace Profile
Provides information on Supply and Demand for various industry groups in Downtown Eau Claire. The leakage/Surplus Factor represents a snapshot of retail opportunity in the area.

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Eau Claire News

Downtown Hotel Sold Again

The downtown Eau Claire hotel and convention center was purchased on Tuesday for the third time in almost three months. 

Entering the winning bid of $1.45 million was the former lender, Dougherty Funding of Minneapolis.  $145,000 must be paid by the end of Tuesday.  Dougherty Funding then has 10 days to pay the remaining sum. 

It is expected that Dougherty Funding will sell the hotel instead of running it but a lawyer for the firm declined to comment.

More information can be found at the WEAU website

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