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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Alemna
Impact Seven, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $35,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves statewide with the exceptions of Fond du Lac, Green...View details

Almena
Western Wisconsin Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Eau Claire
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Eau Claire Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fond Du Lac
Advocap, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Winnebago counties. Executive...View details

Green Bay
Great Lakes Asset Corporation
Packages, processes, closes and services SBA 504 Loans. They also provide referrals about other financing alternatives. Serves Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto and Shawano...View details

Green Bay
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Green Bay Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Jefferson
Entrepreneur and Inventors Connection
Assists entrepreneurs with start-up and growth initiatives with a particular emphasis on product/service development and commercialization through free monthly meetings open to the public and...View details

Jefferson
Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium
Represents Jefferson County Wisconsin and its economic development interests. This includes building and site information, demographic data, workforce development partner,tourism and economic...View details

La Crosse
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI La Crosse Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Madison
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Madison Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Madison
Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Madison/
Milwaukee

Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin District Office
608-441-5263 608-441-5541 ...View details

Menasha
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Services provided by the Commission include Comprehensive and Land Use Planning; Transportation Improvement and Corridor Planning; Open Space, Recreational and Environmental Planning; Economic...View details

Milwaukee
Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation offering financial resources to benefit Milwaukee's economic growth. Resources are made available to businesses located in the city of Milwaukee as well as those in the...View details

Milwaukee
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Milwaukee Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Milwaukee
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $50,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Brown, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee,...View details

Oshkosh
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Oshkosh Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Platteville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Platteville Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

River Falls
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI River Falls Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Stevens Point
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Stevens Point Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Sturtevant
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Parkside/Racine Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Superior
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Douglas county. Micro-Loan Contact: Robert Voss...View details

Superior
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Superior Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Wausau
North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
A regional planning and economic development agency which provides assistance to local governments throughout a ten county region....View details

Whitewater
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of WI Whitewater Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Offices
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

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