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We have a very exciting tourism initiative taking place in our area!
Pierce County Economic Development (PCEDC) is working with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Tourism Research Institute to complete a research project with the goal of attracting greater tourism exposure to Pierce County.

Part of this project includes gaining a better understanding from community members on the local perceptions of tourism in our county. Local residents are invited to this special input session to help them answer the question, “How do you see Pierce County growing as a place for people to visit in the future?”

Ellsworth Community Meeting on Tourism
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30-8:00pm
Ellsworth High School Library (323 W. Hillcrest Street, Ellsworth)

All are welcome to attend this free community input session! We ask that you also spread the word to your neighbors. We’ve made sharing and inviting friends and family easy through our Facebook event here.

What does Tourism have to do with Ellsworth’s revitalization initiative?

Over the past two years, Pierce County has shown increases in consumer tourism spending. Yet, Pierce County ranks among the lowest in consumer tourism spending in the state. That means there’s nowhere to go but up and we have some great potential in this area–moving the needle in even a small way will mean millions of dollars funneled into our local economy! In addition, the same assets that attract tourists are what also make our community a great place to live and enhances the quality of life for local residents. That makes tourism a win-win for everyone!