Economy

WEDC Programs

The state of Wisconsin provides a variety of business incentives. Discover the support WEDC and Wisconsin’s statewide economic development network offer businesses and communities by clicking HERE.

The Site Assessment Grant Program provides grants to local governments seeking to redevelop sites impacted by environmental contamination.

The Brownfield's Grant Program provides grants for redeveloping commercial and industrial sites impacted by environmental contamination.

This program is to support the retention and expansion of businesses operating in the state of Wisconsin.

The Business Development Tax Credit (BTC) Program supports job creation, capital investment, training and the location or retention of corporate headquarters.

Wisconsin’s Capacity Building (CB) Grant program is designed to help strengthen Wisconsin’s economic development network.

The program provides short-term assistance to businesses affected by disaster events in the state of Wisconsin.

The program provides short-term assistance to businesses affected by disaster events in the state of Wisconsin.

This program incentivizes the expansion of existing Wisconsin businesses or relocation of major business operations from other states to Wisconsin.

Strengthening entrepreneurial communities and supporting new ventures by promoting entrepreneurship and supporting the success of Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

ExporTech helps Wisconsin companies expand their global market reach through targeted export strategy development and execution.

Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) are designed to help Wisconsin municipalities support industrial development through the sale of tax-exempt bonds.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program was developed by Congress to assist growing businesses.

The Wisconsin Fast Forward program is designed to help address the crucial need for skilled workers by making funds available for demand-driven workforce training.

The manufacturing and agriculture credit is available to claimants that derive qualified production activities income from property located in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin provides Workforce Training Grants to assist businesses in workforce retention and expansion into new markets and technology.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development corporation that provides quality.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the WHEDA Foundation, Inc. make available annually grant funds through the Housing Grant Program competition. The Program's mission is to assist in the improvement of the state's housing for special needs populations such as veterans, physically impaired or disabled persons, domestic abuse victims, runaways, homeless persons, and more.  For more information on WHEDA and their housing grant program, click here.

WHEDA Programs

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the WHEDA Foundation, Inc. make available annually grant funds through the Housing Grant Program competition.  Since the inception of the Housing Grant Program in 1985, the Foundation has granted funds to over 40% of total requests received.