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STRENGTHENING MINORITY BUSINESS GROWTH

WEDC works collaboratively with other agencies, corporations and nonprofit minority business associations to provide financial and operational assistance, resources and statewide networking opportunities to minority entrepreneurs and business owners.

Hundreds of businesses each year are served by WEDC, including the Latino Chambers of Commerce, the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hmong Chamber of Commerce and First-American Capital Corporation, the business financing arm of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. By working with minority business associations and their partners, WEDC helps support the attraction, development and growth of diverse companies in Wisconsin.

WEDC PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

Loan program primarily for small businesses that have limited access to standard types of debt or equity financing, particularly in rural areas of the state.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT

Refundable tax credits for companies remaining, expanding or relocating in Wisconsin.

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CERTIFIED SITES PROGRAM

Consistent standards developed for Wisconsin sites consisting of at least 20 contiguous, developable acres signaling that key approvals, documentations and assessments for industrial uses are already in place.

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DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ZONE

Non-refundable tax credits for new and expanding businesses in the cities of Beloit, Janesville and Kenosha to assist with capital investment and the creation and retention of new, full-time jobs.

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ENTERPRISE ZONE TAX CREDIT

Refundable tax credits for companies undertaking major expansion projects in, or relocating major business operations from other states to, Wisconsin.

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INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS

A unique type of revenue bond organized and issued by a state or local government, the proceeds of which are directed to a private, for-profit business.

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WORKFORCE TRAINING GRANT

Grants for businesses to upgrade or improve the job-related skills of their full-time employees.

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ALLY GRANT

The new Ally Grant pilot initiative aims to foster the development of new and/or emerging diverse-based nonprofit organizations that support diverse business communities.

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Cybersecurity Matters!

A series of informational videos to help diverse and small businesses understand cybersecurity threats and take the first steps to protect their operations.

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LOCATE IN WISCONSIN

Our comprehensive online site location tool allows brokers, realtors, municipalities and economic development professionals to list available properties throughout the state.

LAUNCH TOOL

CERTIFIED IN WISCONSIN

Through this program, partners can list available industrial sites that have met our consistent standards for certification.

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WEDC SUCCESS STORIES

Fork Farms

Fork Farms has created a unique hydroponic growing system called the Flex Farm. This technology allows consumers to grow up to 394 pounds of fresh food a year, indoors and in just nine square feet of space. Read More

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Eagle Technology

​Eagle Technology's international strategy has evolved as it has grown and leveraged statewide resources to develop and execute an export plan to achieve additional productivity and profitability. Read More

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Nurse Disrupted

Nurse Disrupted offers new options for nursing care by providing a video station mounted on its own stand, equipped with internet access and programmed to help a nurse quickly analyze a patient’s symptoms. Read More

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Doyenne Group

Reams of data support the fact that women entrepreneurs are not as likely to get funded as their male counterparts. Madison’s Doyenne Group aims to flip this script and provide resources to female entrepreneurs and innovators to help set them...

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Doyenne-Group

Fork Farms has created a unique hydroponic growing system called the Flex Farm. This technology allows consumers to grow up to 394 pounds of fresh food a year, indoors and in just nine square feet of space. Read More

Read Story
Fork_Farms_Horizontal_Color

​Eagle Technology's international strategy has evolved as it has grown and leveraged statewide resources to develop and execute an export plan to achieve additional productivity and profitability. Read More

Read Story
eagle-technology

Nurse Disrupted offers new options for nursing care by providing a video station mounted on its own stand, equipped with internet access and programmed to help a nurse quickly analyze a patient’s symptoms. Read More

Read Story
ND-logo-full-color-horizontal-300

Reams of data support the fact that women entrepreneurs are not as likely to get funded as their male counterparts. Madison’s Doyenne Group aims to flip this script and provide resources to female entrepreneurs and innovators to help set them...

Read Story
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