Opportunities Available for Manufacturers and for Minority Businesses - see below:
Manufacturing Renewal Grant Program
Available again this year is the Manufacturing Renewal Grant Program sponsored by Racine County. Racine County also provides assistance for Minority Businesses. Link to the following for complete details:
The Racine County Workforce Development Center administers or advises about grants from a variety of sources. Here are some links for your information:
Other Funding Sources
The Racine County Workforce Development Center can help you find funding sources for your business development needs. For example:
Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) provides businesses with almost every service needed to complete an expansion, relocation or workforce development program. Dedicated staff is committed to meeting the needs of Racine County businesses and companies interested in expanding into Racine County.
“RCEDC was available at a moment’s notice to get the paperwork ready to submit to SBA. Our firm had very few documentation obligations.” …Irene Mopps, R.P.S. Corporation
“I would highly recommend the RCEDC staff and specifically the SBA 504 program to businesses seeking non-traditional funding.” …Jeffrey Neubauer, Kranz, Inc
Business Lending Partners, a Division of RCEDC, specializes in processing and servicing U.S. Small Business Administration SBA 504 loans and other community loan funds throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is an economic development corporation providing quality business education, technical assistance, and access to capital for entrpreneurs. Each year, WWBIC increases its impact across the state through the hard work of staff and a corps of dedicated volunteers.
The Department of Commerce provides development assistance in areas such as marketing, business and community finance, exporting, small business advocacy and manufacturing assessments.
UW-Parskide Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides focused services for entrepreneurs. Consulting includes assistance with developing strategic plans, business plans, requests for proposals, and business coaching.