Workforce Development Area Directory

WDA 9 - Western

Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties

Board Web Directory:

Western Workforce Development Board

Labor Market Economist:

Mitchell Rupp

email or call (715) 261-8728

Mitchell Rupp is the regional economist of North Central Wisconsin for the Office of Economic Advisors. He graduated from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Economics. Mitchell has been working for the OEA since January of 2017. Economics is one of his passions and he looks forward to expanding and utilizing his skills for the OEA.

Description

The Western region is composed of eight counties; Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon. Together, La Crosse and Monroe Counties are a principal force in the region accounting over half of the region's populace and labor force, and about two-thirds of the nonfarm jobs. Nine of the ten largest municipalities in the area are located in La Crosse or Monroe County. Two major health care systems are centered in La Crosse County, and a veteran's hospital is located in Monroe County, creating one of the clusters of health care employment in Wisconsin. Manufacturing is the backbone of several of the outlying counties, such as Juneau and Trempealeau. Buffalo and Vernon Counties are two of just a handful of Wisconsin Counties where 40 percent or more of total county employment is directly related to agriculture or farm related products.

The transportation industry is another key to the region's economy. The region features an interstate highway system winding though the heart of the area, and like an artery in many ways, the highway provides nourishment to the area economy. This highway system ties the area to Minnesota and other parts of Wisconsin. Water transport via the Mississippi River and its tributaries and a well-developed freight and passenger rail aid in the task of moving goods, services, and the people who provide them throughout the region and beyond.

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Regional Information

County Profiles

Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

File Name File Type File Size Description
Long Term: 2016-2026 Hot Job Projections - WDA Excel 53 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Occupational Projections - WDA Excel 1,136 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Industry Employment Projections - WDA Excel 48.8 KB Regional Industry Employment Projections

State Information

Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

File Name File Type File Size Description
Long Term: 2016-2026 Hot Job Projections - Wisconsin Excel 24 KB State Occupational Employment Projections
Short Term: 2018-2020 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 38 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 41 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Short Term: 2018-2020 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 135 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2016-2026 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 141 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
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