Economic Indicator Reports

An Update for the 7 Rivers Region

State Bank Financial, in cooperation with UW-La Crosse, initiated a long-term study in early 2002 of our region's economic indicators. The research is ongoing and focuses on trends for a nine-county region that includes counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. This project is expected to continuously build a base of economic information and provide decision makers with valuable tools for strategic planning. The information will also provide a basis for comparison with other regions and a measure of our progress as a region.

Semi-annual breakfast meetings each provide a general update on core indicators and also a focus on a selected economic topic. In addition to the open forum, findings are also summarized in a print publication distributed at the meetings and available here on our web site.

We have also provided links to the core economic indicators. Readers can use these links as needed for individual research projects.