#11 College Town
#11 College Town

For postsecondary students on a budget,
based on rent and other expenses.

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One of America’s best cities for remote workers.
One of America’s best cities for remote workers.

Ranking based on housing, cost of living, safety, connectivity, parks, and sunshine.

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One of the most exciting small cities in America.
One of the most exciting small cities in America.

Ranking based on nightlife per capita, live music, active life options and more.

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One of the 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
One of the 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Small cities with access to adventure, healthy eating options, bike lanes, and green spaces.

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Home to pattern breakers.

Located between Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, the La Crosse area boasts all the rugged, wild beauty that the Driftless Region offers with a thriving job market and growing communities. We’re looking for engaged, passionate people to join our industry-leading, innovative companies or build their own. Come and thrive in the heart of the Driftless Region.

DMI (Downtown Mainstreet Inc)

To learn about businesses, events, and living options in downtown La Crosse.

Explore La Crosse

For information on all that there is to see and do in the greater La Crosse area.

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce

A hub for information on businesses and employers, with an online relocation guide for anyone moving to La Crosse.

La Crosse County

Countywide community resources, including economic development data.

LADCO (La Crosse Area Development Corporation)

Recruiting new businesses to the region and working to build a sustainable workforce.

7 Rivers Alliance

7 Rivers Alliance

Dedicated to economic development across geographic and state boundaries of the the Upper Mississippi Region. 

Four-season fun.

Home to hiking, biking, swimming, boating, skiing, and more.

Close to the action.

Under 3 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, and Milwaukee.

All hustle. No bustle.

We’re so much more than pretty landscapes. La Crosse offers a thriving job market in rapidly growing industries, top-rated schools, low cost of living, famous breweries, an exciting nightlife and local music scene, and easy access to the lifestyle you want without the hassle.

So, what’s the
Driftless Region?

The Driftless Region, which straddles the Mississippi River and spans Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, is filled with trails to explore, rivers and lakes to fish and paddle, and cycling routes to conquer. This 24,000-square-mile patch of the Upper Midwest was inexplicably untouched by glacial erosion and deposits during the last Ice Age, meaning the Driftless Region is the last remnant of untamed, rugged terrain that once spanned the region.