Office: 156 East First Street | New Richmond, WI 54017
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 7:00 - 11:30 am 

Economic Development

Beth Thompson
Community Development Director
Ph: 715-243-0402 

Sadie Vance
Community Development Assistant
Ph: 715-243-0401

The City of New Richmond is made up of inspiring natural areas, amazing schools, eclectic businesses and community members who support the common good. The City of New Richmond’s Economic Development Division actively promotes growth and development by supporting existing businesses as well as attracting new companies to our community.  We assist in job creation by seeking great locations for businesses or individuals with high visibility, high value, convenience and affordable locations. The City of New Richmond will lead and support any business through the development process by providing efficient and excellent services.  We will strive to assist with needed resources and financial incentives to interested firms and entrepreneurs in startup, expansion or relocation to this area. The success of this mission will be demonstrated by sustained stability and growth of economic activity.

Our location, within thirty-five minutes of the Twin Cities St. Paul-Minneapolis Metro area, with a four lane highway bridge connecting over the St. Croix River in Stillwater makes New Richmond and the surrounding region extremely enticing for businesses and people that want to enjoy our pristine rivers, creeks, wooded areas, many parks, miles and miles of trails and the beautiful St. Croix River Valley.

Economic Development Goals

  • Provide and support a range of economic development activities that encourages retail, commercial and industrial growth.
  • Promote and build the community.
  • Promote entrepreneurial programs, lifelong learning, and expanding the workforce.

 Economic Development Policies

  • Focus on attracting value-added variety of businesses.
  • Strengthen the workforce for current and future businesses.
  • Work with local, regional and state entities to support existing businesses, and market
    business opportunities, location and quality of life.
  • Partner with regional economic development organizations on talent attraction.

Community Profile
New Richmond Regional Airport
New Richmond Utilities - Water, Sewer, Electric
Northwood Technical College
Locate in Wisconsin
Momentum West Wisconsin
St Croix Economic Development Corporation