Certified Site Announcement

Black River Falls added to ranks of certified sites

Joining 16 other locations statewide, the Black River Falls Industrial Park was recently recognized as the latest Certified In Wisconsin® site.

The park sits on 76 acres just northeast of downtown Black River Falls and consists of four individual parcels, two of which make up more than 90 percent of the property. The site is also ideally located for distribution, with short commutes to regional airports in Eau Claire and La Crosse as well as the Union Pacific Railroad.

“In today’s market, we can’t just wait for a company to approach us. We need to be proactive in preparing sites for development,” said City Administrator Brad Chown. “When a developer becomes interested in a community, they want to move quickly and having a Certified In Wisconsin development-ready site in the industrial park puts Black River Falls in a great position to meet those needs.”

The Certified In Wisconsin Program, which launched in 2012, gives site selectors and real estate decision makers confidence when selecting a potential location by putting in place many of the key permits and paperwork, which help avoid costly delays and allow businesses to get up and running faster.

For more information on the Certified In Wisconsin Program, visit Certified.InWisconsin.com.

 

 

To learn more about the site in Black River Falls go to http://inwisconsin.com/select-wisconsin/available-sites/certified-in-wisconsin/black-river-falls/.


FARMERS MARKET NOW OPEN

Come and get your fresh seasonal produce every Thursday 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am — 1:00 pm at the Jackson County Farmers Market on Diploma Drive, Black River Falls!  The market is located at the UW-Extension office which is right next to the Lunda Community Center.

 


2017 KARNER BLUE SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 30-July 1!

This festival is Jackson County’s Premier Summer Event! It is Festival in the Park combined with Karner Blue Festival. There’s something for everyone!

Friday, June 30th : Events, entertainment, and fireworks at the Lunda Community Park. This is a family friendly fundraiser to help maintain the Lunda Community Park! Free will donations will be accepted and are encouraged.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Karner Blue Race, Other Events and Entertainment in downtown Black River Falls. Come enjoy the festivities and experience historic downtown Black River Falls!


JACKSON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET BACK IN ACTION

Spring has sprung and it’s time for summer to roll into Wisconsin, and that wondrous time is marked by the return of the Jackson County Farmer’s Market.

For the second year it is situated on Diploma Drive out by the high school and Lunda Community Center, which works great for vendors.

Char Engler, who runs a stand with her husband Bill, say this location works much better than previous years when it was downtown.

“Cars would just go around the barriers and motorcycles would come through,” Char said. “We have some people who don’t walk as fast.”

This new spot provides plenty of space for cars and pedestrians alike which worked out a lot better for everyone when they first tried it last year.

Some of the vendors also say the new location provides a lot better visibility being just off a busy road and right across from the Jackson County Fair Grounds, which is booked pretty much every weekend throughout the summer.

The only downside to the new venue last year was that no one really knew what to expect and sold out quickly.

It remained a friendly market though, even amidst all the high-selling produce Char said, “There’s no competition here, it’s always so friendly and helpful.”

The folks running the stands are not shy about helping a customer find what they need, even if it’s at another stand.

It’s not just a boon for the customers and the farmers, though as some say it will be a huge benefit for the city as well by increasing its agricultural tourism.

The Farmer’s Market has been getting some good exposure in the Western Wisconsin Farmer’s Atlas, which spans Hayward to La Crosse and drew in some folks last year.

On average the market sees about 10 vendors, but that number can expand as Fall comes around.

It is open every Thursday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the first Thursday of every month until October there will be a free car seat and safety check.

Story by Stephen Knoll (stephen.knoll@lee.net) / Jackson County Chronicle