The Economic and Community Development (ECD) division assists Wisconsin communities to enhance their vitality by undertaking public investment that contributes to overall community and economic development. Eligible projects include the expansion jobs, business development, tax base and the reuse of vacant land or building and related activities.
The WEDC provides this support to communities:
- Public facilities grants which benefit communities that need to upgrade their infrastructure to meet the needs of residents or expanding businesses.
- Community redevelopment to improve environmentally contaminated areas through grants or low-interest loans, such as Brownfield Program Grants.
- In times of disaster, the Division can offer communities prompt assistance with with recovery efforts.
- Wisconsin Main Street Program provides technical support and training needed to restore their Main Streets to centers of community activity and commerce.
Community Development Block Grant Resources
Click here to download the Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities application. In addition, you may email Jordan Michalkiewicz at Jordan.Michalkiewicz@wedc.org to request a copy of the Block Grant implementation manual.
Community Economic Recovery Guide
The Community Economic Recovery Guidebook assists economic development organizations, businesses and community leaders in preparation for economic recovery from a disaster. Read more about this guide. Obtain a copy.
COMMUNITY ACCOUNT MANAGERS
Jason Scott, Community Account Manager Team Leader
Jennifer Kuderer, Community Account Manager
Marie Steenlage, Community Account Manager
Naletta Burr, Community Account Manager
Kathryn Berger, Community Account Manager
MAIN STREET PROGRAM AND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
Jim Engle, Manager
Joe Lawniczak, Design Specialist
J.D. Milburn, Small Business Specialist