"There is an abundance of information that we would like to share with you about our City. Over the past 30 plus years we have seen Onalaska grow from a small city of 6,000 to a great community of over 18,000. We are a proud bunch here in Onalaska, and why not, with all the natural beauty of the Mississippi and the six other rivers that wind their way through the region. The beauty of the blufflands, and numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with both motorsports and silent sports, with biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, boating and birdwatching or just relaxing in one of our many hotels, B&B's or restaurants. It all comes together here in Onalaska - Natures Backyard.
Educational opportunities range from great elementary schools to challenging and award winning universities. Job creation in technology-driven industries are at the heart of what we do in Onalaska. The number one employer is the health-care industry with two nationally recognized clinics in Onalaska. The business-friendly climate is our key to economic opportunity striking a balance between nature and commercial activity. The region boasts economic activity in the manufacturing, financial services, retail and service sectors.
So in Onalaska, we work hard, and play hard raising great families that go on to have healthy and happy lives and continue to make Onalaska a great place to live. This all adds up to a favorite saying of mine, "It a great day to be in Onalaska". Come check us out and see why this area is called "Gods Country". " - Mayor of Onalaska, Joe Chilsen.