PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — James Bowman, Executive Director of Driftless Development has accepted an employment offer from Alliant Energy to become their Senior Community & Economic Development Manager. Bowman will be based in the Des Moines Corporate Office working with new business attractions, business expansions and communities served by Alliant Energy. Alliant has agreed to allow Bowman to continue to work with the Driftless Development INC Board of Directors, community leaders and area businesses during the transition period saying they fully support Driftless Development and desire a smooth transition. During Bowman’s tenure, he oversaw the merger of The Crawford County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and the Prairie du Chien Economic Development Corporation (PdCEDC) into a single organization serving the entire Crawford County and surrounding area. Since the merger, Driftless Development has been instrumental in assisting the Driftless Brewery expansion and Solar Meats startup in Soldiers Grove helped develop funding through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to complete the third floor of the new Waterfront Hotel in Prairie du Chien and brought the county and city together to collaborate on a design and development plan for the Blackhawk Junction in Prairie du Chien.