Economy

The City of La Crosse offers a variety of programs to help encourage business growth in the city. Below is a list of the offered incentives.

The A&E Program provides funding for building owners to assess a building’s structural and mechanical conditions and to highlight any building code issues.

The SBDL assists businesses which have both viable business expansion plans and a demonstrated financial need and can be used for the acquisition of equipment, real estate, rehabilitation of buildings and construction of new buildings.

The UFRL encourages investments to develop underutilized upper floors. Funds may be used for interior renovations, elevators and other related enhancements to make these floors economically viable

The mission of this façade restoration program is to provide incentives to property and business owners for revitalizing the exteriors of their buildings.

The City Of Onalaska will assist in anyway possible to help you find a strategic development package that fits your needs. If you have a project that needs funding and would like assistance, please contact Katie Aspenson, Interim Land Use & Development Director, at (608) 781-9590.

The mission of this façade restoration program is to provide grants and low interest loans to downtown property owners for revitalizing the exteriors of their buildings. Properties must be located within the downtown district.

The program seeks to bolster the growth of disadvantaged businesses in order to help alleviate under representation of these enterprises within the community.

Area banks have collaborated to offer investors low-interest loans for building improvements in Onalaska's downtown redevelopment area.

The City of Onalaska, in cooperation with the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce, has successfully implemented several community development block grants for infrastructure necessary for new development.