The 7 Rivers Region faces a severe childcare crisis. The shortage of childcare is one of the major factors that is keeping parents out of the workforce, as identified in our Workforce Innovation for a Strong Economy (WISE) plan.
Join the 7 Rivers Alliance and the La Crosse Area Development Corp. for a strategic summit on childcare Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the La Crosse AmericInn, 1835 Rose St., La Crosse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will conduct roundtable discussions on local childcare surveys — including the new La Crosse County survey, the business model of childcare and look at cooperative and different community models.
Former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny, the president and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, is scheduled to discuss some collaborative approaches to solving the childcare crisis.
Tickets are $25 for 7 Rivers Alliance members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration includes a plated lunch.

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