Learn more about the Workforce Innovation Grant and Main Street Bounceback Grant programs.


Entrepreneur perspectives

Wisconsin Main Street hosted its first Downtown Pitch Contest in June, inviting entrepreneurs from more than 100 Main Street and Connect Communities districts to share ideas for business concepts or expansions to meet the needs of local customers, enhance their district, and support and sustain local businesses. Read More
2021-07-21T09:52:38-05:00July 21, 2021|Places|

Supporting small-scale renovations

May is Historic Preservation Month, so it is fitting that this issue of INtersections highlight some of the individuals around the state who have undertaken impactful local renovations of historic downtown properties. Investment in ongoing maintenance and periodic renovation or restoration of older or historic buildings is a key elements of downtown revitalization. Read More
2021-05-21T12:18:59-05:00May 24, 2021|Places|

Business innovation – Main Street & Connect Community businesses adapting to the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic so many local businesses have had to adapt their business plan to adhere to safety guidelines and to best reach their customers. In fall of 2020, WEDC created the We’re All Innovating Contest to recognize and promote the creative ways local startups and small businesses have adapted to the recent challenges. Among the winners were multiple businesses in both Wisconsin Main Street and Connect Communities. These businesses were recognized for the We’re All Innovating Contest based on business innovations, adapting services and adapting technology. Read More
2021-03-12T08:34:22-06:00February 10, 2021|Places|
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