Cultivating Communities Into Economic Epicenters
In Wisconsin, we invest in our communities because they fuel the economic engine that spurs business growth throughout the state. From our industrial city centers to the tree-lined streets of our town squares, our comprehensive community development programs and funding initiatives empower local officials to develop sustainable economic development strategies that increase prosperity. Our redevelopment programs provide financial assistance for activities that revitalize commercial districts. And our grant programs help finance improvements to public facilities, creating a stronger cornerstone for the community.
A critical component of our community development effort is a tightly coordinated and highly responsive economic development network—what we call our Extended Enterprise. It is a collaboration with local and regional business development organizations that connects communities and the businesses they serve with tools and resources across the state. We’re providing community and business leaders access to the knowledge and support they need to build vibrant economic epicenters throughout Wisconsin.
To learn more about the programs and resources to help the economic development of your community, contact us
Community Account Managers
WEDC's local Community Account Managers (CAMs) provide personalized support for the specific needs of Wisconsin's communities and the businesses they serve. Find your local CAM here.Read More
Economic Recovery Guidebook
The Community Economic Recovery Guidebook assists economic development organizations, businesses and community leaders in preparation for economic recovery from a disaster.Read More
Main Street Annual Report
In FY2012, the 38 communities participating in Wisconsin’s Main Street Program helped 160 businesses get started, creating 498 jobs. Read more about the program success stories and outcomes.Read More