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Russ Korpela, executive director for Momentum West, has opened a satellite office on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College campus in New Richmond. He's usually at the new office once or twice a week. Jeff Holmquist photo

Regional economic agencyopens up satellite office

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NEW RICHMOND -- When it was first founded, the Momentum Chippewa Valley organization formed to help the region weather the economic impact of losing 3,000 jobs in Eau Claire.


Since the 1990s, however, the non-profit economic development agency has expanded its service area from its original three up to 10 counties and changed its name to Momentum West.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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