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, 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
The effects of Wisconsin's water cluster development strategy are rippling throughout our state's water technology district, spurring everything from new residential options to new businesses. Download a report detailing the economic impact of Wisconsin's incredible water technology industry.Read More
The Idle Sites Redevelopment Program offers grants to Wisconsin communities to redevelop large commercial or industrial sites that have been idle, abandoned, or underutilized for at least five years. Applications being accepted now through November 1.Read More