PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES THAT SPUR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN WISCONSIN
Discover the support WEDC and Wisconsin’s statewide economic development network offer businesses and communities by searching the categories below.
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Community Economic Preparedness and Recovery
Without an economic recovery strategy, a disaster incident can cause a micro-recession which could negatively affect your community for years. We have assembled numerous online resources and tools for communities, including a guidebook, to use in disaster response, mitigation and recovery.
Economic Development Administration
For more information, visit the Economic Development Administration.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serves as a comprehensive resource for information pertaining to brownfields and land revitalization, including grants and funding opportunities, tools and technical information, and laws and statues.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector.
For more information, visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Regional Economic Development Directors
WEDC’s dedicated Regional Economic Development Directors provide personalized support for the specific business development needs of your community, coordinating inputs from various partner organizations as needed.
To locate and contact your local director, click here.
Regional Economic Development Organizations
WEDC, the state’s lead economic development agency, works closely with nine regional economic development partners around the state to facilitate and coordinate resources and support for local businesses. Together, we can help you find the part of Wisconsin that offers the greatest benefit for your company and the community.
Regional Planning Commissions
To find your community’s Regional Planning Commission, click here.
UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development
The UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) works with county and campus partners to share knowledge with communities and help them identify economic development opportunities.
For more information, visit the UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development.
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