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.