Background


Vernon Economic Development Association, Inc. (VEDA) was formed in January of 2006 by a group of community leaders and business executives from throughout Vernon County. They recognized the need to create and advance a cohesive new strategic plan to build a stronger economy for the good of all the people with a stake in the future of Vernon County, Wisconsin. It is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, funded by memberships and donations from businesses, municipalities and community members. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible.

Mission

Our mission is to create economic wealth and prosperity while preserving our rural Vernon County lifestyle.

Goals

  • Support entrepreneurship and the development of new businesses
  • Foster the retention and expansion of existing businesses
  • Recruit new businesses to the county
  • Provide educational forums and technical assistance to municipalities, local development organizations, and businesses
  • Promote job training and education of the labor force
  • Serve as a central source of assistance, information, and resources to support economic development
  • Coordinate the efforts of local, county, state, and regional economic development and planning organizations towards common goals

The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, August 14th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

Hear the story of the Driftless Brewing Company, located in Soldiers Grove. Cynthia Olmstead, Business Operations Director, and Scott Noe, Production & Cellar Manager will discuss the journey from the early days of lead brewer Chris Balistreri’s home brewing to the recent expansion to a 15 BBL brew system and destination taproom.

Whether you have an idea or just like to think different, join us for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. Everyone is welcome!


Click here for more info on the I&E Club

Quick VEDA Contact Info

Susan Noble
Executive Director, Vernon Economic Development Association
1201 North Main Street,
Suite 6, Viroqua WI 54665
608.638.8332
snoble@veda-wi.org