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Just a few of the news stories you'll find in our upcoming issues:

bullet More land will likely be sold in the River Prairie development in Altoona.

bullet We should know more about a downtown Menomonie hotel coming to fruition.

bullet A downtown ice cream set to open in April will likely be asking the City of Eau Claire for help.

These stories and more news about business in Eau Claire and the surrounding area coming in future issues of The Bottom Line, West Central Wisconsin's ONLY weekly business publication.

arrow Happy Thanksgiving!!

As always there will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line next week on Friday, November 24th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Our next issue will be Friday, December 1, 2017.

Have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!!

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 News Flash

Brewery deal gets approved by RDA

The City of Eau Claire's Redevelopment Authority (RDA) approved a project for allow The Brewing Projekt to relocate its small brewery at 2000 North Oxford Avenue to a nearby building at 1807 North Oxf...
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Commonweal secures retailer that is interested in south side

Land that has been a sand mine for nine of the last 45 years could become the home of a new retail development off Interstate 94 on the far side of the City of Eau Claire. According to Commonweal Deve...
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 Business Bits
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Rail proponents press ahead with plans for EC-St. Paul line

High-speed rail could soon be coming to the Chippewa Valley after a study is completed later this fall, according to Scott Rogers, Chairman of the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition.

City of Menomonie surges to building permits valued at $39.8 mil

The City of Menomonie in 2016 did not set any records, but recorded building valuations of $39.8 million last year. According to John Dahl, Chief Building Inspector for the City of Menomonie, it was a pretty solid year all-in-all.

K&M is sold to Brian Johnson

K&M Landscaping, 631 E. Madison Street, Eau Claire, has been sold to Brian Johnson, a private investor.

CV Airport Passenger traffic climbs in 2016

Annual airline passenger numbers are in for 2016, according to Airport Director Charity Zich. Total airline passengers arriving and departing the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport increased nine percent for 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.



 Editorial

House Hunting

For house hunters facing slim pickings, there is no relief in sight. Listings are scarce and prices are bound to keep rising in most places. In fact, a tight market is giong to get tighter as demand for homes continues to grow and supply failes to keep up. As a result, home sales will barely grow this year, up just 1.3 percent n... Read more.

Opiod Addiction

Opiod addiction is a public health crisis. It is also a mounting threat to the economy. Employers who are already short of skilled workers are rejecting more applicants for failing drug tests and paying more to threat the addicts on their payrolls. 100 Americans die of opiod overdoes daily, more than the number killed in car cra... Read more.

Changes in Advertising

A sea change is taking place in advertising. Online ads will eclipse traditional media. TV, print, etc…as more eyeballs switch to the web. Businesses large and small have to adapt to fast-changing technology to reach their customers. Just look at how internet ads have grown: U.S. Advertisers spend $86 billion for TV and $... Read more.