Welcome to the La Crosse area!

There are countless words to describe Greater La Crosse. Most call it charming, beautiful, breathtaking, and picturesque. From the Mississippi River to the large rocky bluffs, and from the Historic Downtown District to the rolling fields only minutes from the city, it is easy to understand why people use those words. But for us, and hopefully for you, the word most used is home.

La Crosse offers so much to so many; it is no wonder why people have decided to make this place their home. Quality of life is high and people thrive here because of access and opportunity. Within the immediate region, opportunities are plentiful due to a strong economy, low unemployment rates, and incredible employers who are consistently recognized as industry-leading. Our major industries include healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and hospitality.

Once you live here, you will not want to leave. But if you need to, La Crosse boasts its proximity to larger cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Our regional airport features daily flights to airports such as Detroit, Minneapolis, and Chicago, making both continental and international travel easy for our residents and businesses.

The La Crosse area truly is extraordinary, and it’s hard to find another area that offers our small-town atmosphere, outstanding access and opportunity within the region, and a strong and supportive business community. Our area offers the exceptional work and life environments you desire.

Join us in calling La Crosse home.

— Neal Zygarlicke

Chief Executive Officer | La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce