LAC du FLAMBEAU, Wis.—JULY 27, 2020—The LDF Business Development Corporation, the non-gaming business development arm of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, today announced the arrival of Chief Financial Officer Frank Wolff. “Frank has a wide spectrum of experience in financial services working with world-class organizations such as Citicorp, Sears Financial Group,…

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Pandemic Face Shields: How Simpson Electric Co. Employees Went From Manufacturing Meters to PPE

The idea to manufacture face shields started with an idea from Simpson Electric Company employees. They wanted to help keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a Tribally-owned company, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved the idea.   Simpson Electric is best known for manufacturing electrical…

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Wisconsin Legislature Enhances Opportunity Zone Investing, Capital Gains Relief

Opportunity Zone

Recently the Wisconsin legislature, in both chambers, overwhelmingly voted to enhance the opportunity zone; massive tax savings for investors who invest in economic development projects in the State’s 60 urban and rural communities that qualify. This would in effect double the capital gains tax savings. Investors’ tax liability can be reduced by as much as…

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LDF Employees Love Where They Work, You Can Too

Hear from Keith Birdsbill with LDF-Construction and Jean Thoms from LDF Country Market. They both describe why they love where they work. It’s more than just the competitive pay and fantastic benefits. The picture painted by Keith and Jean, and our many other LDF employees who have shared their stories displays the true pride and…

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LDF BDC Hires I.T. Manager, Dion Reynolds

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Dion Reynolds brings U.S. Marine Corps, Tribal information technology and systems experience to LDF BDC. LAC du FLAMBEAU, Wis.—The Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation, the non-gaming business development arm of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, today announced the hiring of Dion Reynolds as Information Technology Manager. “Dion offers us a…

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Celebrating Business Achievement


The final month of the year is here. Looking back on 2019 reveals a productive effort by our team of 100-plus employees and our many partner organizations in Lac du Flambeau and across the state. The LDF Business Development Corporation and Vilas County Economic Development Corporation kicked off the year by co-hosting a slate of…

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The Business of Walking in Two Worlds


Native Culture Balances Business Development Efforts By Randy Soulier, COO LDF Business Development Corp. A few months ago, I was interviewed by a national business publication about our region. I was invited to participate by Vilas County Economic Development Corporation’s (VCEDC) Jim Tuckwell and Bob Egan. They invited me to share my perspective in my…

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LDF Business Development Corporation Achievements Recognized by WisDOT


Wisconsin Department of Transportation Presents BDC with Tribal Excellence Award LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis.—November 12, 2019—LDF Business Development Corporation (BDC) today announced it has received a Tribal Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Randy Soulier, BDC chief operating officer, accepted the award on behalf of all BDC teammates and regional partners at…

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