The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) organized a networking luncheon with the recently appointed Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Shelia Harsdorf. The event was sponsored and hosted by Star Blends -a full service feed manufacturing facility that utilizes modern technology to produce high quality feed- located in the Lake Wissota Business Park in Chippewa Falls, on April 20, 2018.
During the event the Secretary provided attendees with an update on the Wisconsin DATCP activities with an emphasis on preparing for natural disasters at the local level. Attendees were made aware of the importance of planning for natural disasters and the Secretary provided recent examples of disaster recovery that occurred due to the extreme weather conditions.
Annually, the CCEDC invites Wisconsin Cabinet Secretaries to visit Chippewa County to provide business leaders and interested parties the opportunity to make a personal connection with state government officials and an to discuss policy that impacts Western Wisconsin.