Find Economic Development news and articles from throughout the Dairyland Power Cooperative territory in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  November, 2014
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Northern Wisconsin Business Receives 0% Loan for Expansion

Tri-State Lumber and Land has expanded their forest products business located in Trego, Wisconsin, thanks to a $657,000 loan at 0% rate of interest provided by Barron Electric Cooperative.  The loan was used to finance the construction of a new building and to purchase two new kilns.  As a result of the expansion Tri-State plans to add as many as 10 new jobs.
Founded in 1996, Tri-State Lumber and Land produces high-grade lumber, paneling, flooring, corner trim and moldings for wholesale and retail markets.
Zero percent interest financing is available through local electric cooperatives for job creation efforts by new and expanding businesses.  For more information and eligibility requirements contact your local electric cooperative or Craig Harmes at Dairyland Power Cooperative at 608-787-1310 or

New Fertilizer Plant to be built in East Dubuque, Illinois

Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P. and Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. have announced an agreement that will result in the construction of a new $20 million fertilizer plant to be located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  As a result of the project, TKI plans to create as many as 16 new jobs for the area.  Rentech’s East Dubuque facility will provide the new plant with ammonia, a key ingredient for the production of fertilizer.  When completed, the new plant will enhance TKI’s position as the world’s largest producer of sulfur-based liquid fertilizers.
For more information about doing business in northwest Illinois contact Lisa McCarthy of the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance at (815) 858-4491 or

Property Highlight: Hanover, Illinois

Looking for a site in northwest Illinois to expand your growing business?  Check out this five-acre parcel available in the Hanover Office and Industrial Center in Hanover.  The property is located in an enterprise zone with all utilities available.  Your project may be eligible for a five-year tax abatement.  Hanover is located within one hour of Rockford, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and the Quad Cities.
For more information contact Lisa McCarthy at the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance at (815) 858-4491 or


Central WI Facilities For Sale

Clark Electric Cooperative has three buildings for sale, together or separate, in Greenwood, Wisconsin, centrally located just south of four-lane State Highway 29 between Eau Claire and Wausau.  The main headquarters building is 12,475 square feet and includes office and garage/warehouse space with 9 overhead doors.  An adjacent building is ideal for commercial/retail purposes, totals 12,988 square feet, and features 3 overhead doors.  The third building, a steel warehouse, is 7,940 square feet and has 4 overhead doors.
Contact Tim Stewart at Clark Electric Cooperative at (715) 267-6188 or

Commercial Space Available In Northeast Iowa

A 6,517 square foot commercial building is available near the junction of U.S. Highways 18 and 52 in Postville, Iowa.  A former implement building, the facility consists of 4,352 sq. ft. (34 x 128) garage/warehouse space and 1,485 sq. ft. (33 X 45) of office space.  The steel building features radiant heat and 3 overhead doors.  Total property is 4.42 acres with all utilities.  Doing business in Iowa has a lot of advantages and living in Allamakee County offers an excellent quality of life for your employees. 
For more information contact Hollee McCormick at Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative at (563) 864-7611 or

Proud to be a Cooperative

As we say goodbye to October we look back at National Co-op Month.  Dairyland Power and its 25 member cooperatives are part of over 29,000 cooperative businesses nationwide.  Dairyland Power and its member cooperatives meet the energy needs of over half a million people in 62 counties in four states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois).

All cooperative businesses have at their foundation these seven cooperative principles to follow:

1. Voluntary and Open Membership
2. Democratic Member Control
3. Members' Economic Participation
4. Autonomy and Independence
5. Education, Training and Information
6. Cooperation among Cooperatives
7. Concern for Community

For more information on Dairyland Power Cooperative and our member cooperatives visit

Dairyland Power is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
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