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‘Capital for the Coulee Region’: Status of Prairie Springs Center topic of Oct. 18 lunch in La Crosse

October 18, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The need to complete phase two of the Prairie Springs Science Center on the UW-La Crosse campus, which a mix of business leaders believe can spark Coulee Region growth, will be discussed at the Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in La Crosse.

The luncheon will be held in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, 328 Front St. South, La Crosse. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

Panelists include Taggert Brooks, dean of the College of Business Administration at UW-La Crosse; Dr. Jacob Erickson, sports medicine physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic; and Dave Ring, community relations manager for Kwik Trip. Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate.

“The first phase of the science center was approved in 2018 under a Republican-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Since then, it has been rejected three times,” Still said. “Many in the region’s business and health care communities would like to see this $187 million project advance in the future. We’ll hear their reasons why during this event.”

This luncheon is sponsored by The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.


October 18, 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
328 Front St S
La Crosse, WI 54601 United States
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