Partners

We build strong business communities in partnership with leading suppliers and support networks. Together, our collaborative participation and shared knowledge make Southwest Wisconsin a place to call home.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network.

LEARN MORE: https://wedc.org/

CONTACT: Marie Steenlage - Regional Economic Development Director

EMAIL: marie.steenlage@wedc.org

Phone: 608-210-6755

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy is a Midwest U.S. energy company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin that is engaged in electric generation and the distribution of electricity and natural gas. Through its Wisconsin utility, Alliant Energy serves 475,000 electric and 190,000 gas customers and provides energy solutions and exceptional service to more than 600 Wisconsin communities.

LEARN MORE: https://www.alliantenergy.com/

CONTACT: Donna Walker

EMAIL: Donnawalker@alliantenergy.com

Phone: 608-458-5753

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) optimizes stakeholder value for Wisconsin Manufacturers by expanding their capabilities to grow, be innovative, and achieve operational success. Manufacturing – the science and art of turning raw material into value-added products – has and will continue to be the best source of net wealth creation in the economy. At WMEP, we believe that an innovative, successful manufacturing base is the key to higher paying jobs and a higher quality of life in the state.

LEARN MORE: https://www.wmep.org/

CONTACT: Andy Broderick

EMAIL: broderick@wmep.org

Phone: 608-630-4028

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC)

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC)

The Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) assists local communities to save time and money by providing low-cost, expert planning and economic development services in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland Counties. By collaborating with local governments, communities, and organizations, the SWWRPC develops dynamic solutions to challenges facing the region while providing tangible benefits to build a stronger Southwest Wisconsin.

LEARN MORE: https://www.swwrpc.org/

CONTACT: Troy Maggied

EMAIL: info@swwrpc.org

Phone: 608-342-1636

Southwest WI Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Southwest WI Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Reach your business goals with personalized business assistance from the Southwest WI Small Business Development Center (SBDC). We are part of the Wisconsin SBDC and support aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses through no-cost, confidential consulting. The Wisconsin SBDC is part of the University of Wisconsin System's Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship and a nationally accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Inc. (SWCAP)

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Inc. (SWCAP)

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Inc. (SWCAP) is a nonprofit, anti-poverty agency providing community-level services to low-income residents of Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland counties. SWCAP services center on food and nutrition, safe and affordable housing, transportation solutions, child development, job skills and business development, and affordable healthcare for dental, physical and behavioral/mental health. SWCAP routinely convenes community stakeholders to collectively address the causes and conditions of poverty in Southwest Wisconsin.

LEARN MORE: http://www.swcap.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestCAP

CONTACT: SWCAP main office

Phone: 608-935-2326

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB)

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB)

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting innovation and providing workforce development programs in Southwest Wisconsin. SWWDB programs include services to assist businesses and residents including employment assistance, skill development, and training programs to improve lifestyles and maintain a viable, self-sustaining career.

LEARN MORE: http://www.swwdb.org/

CONTACT: Rhonda Suda

EMAIL: r.suda@swwdb.org

Phone: 608-314-3300

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension (“Extension”)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension (“Extension”)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension (“Extension”) is committed to working in local communities to apply cutting-edge research throughout the State of Wisconsin. With offices in each Wisconsin county and faculty on UW Campuses, Extension develops practical research-based educational programs to bring experience, research, and education where people live and work.

Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)

Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy while representing the economic development interests of both the public and private sectors through leadership on statewide initiatives. Through advocacy, networking, and education, WEDA provides members with resources and tools to strengthen their economic development skills, achieve their professional goals, and promote economic growth in communities throughout the state of Wisconsin.

LEARN MORE: http://www.weda.org/

CONTACT: Brian Dounda

EMAIL: weda@weda.org

Phone: 608-255-5666

Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

For over 45 years, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), as an independent state authority, has demonstrated financial strength and commitment to improving housing quality and economic vitality in Wisconsin. Since 1972, WHEDA has provided low-cost financing for housing and small business development that has created more than 73,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 129,600 families purchase a home and secured more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

LEARN MORE: https://www.wheda.com/

CONTACT: George Petak

EMAIL: engage@wheda.com

Phone: 1-800-628-4833

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide non-profit organization that supports small business owners and entrepreneurs, specifically by providing small business loans and educational resources. WWBIC has a specific focus on reaching individuals who face barriers in accessing these resources.

LEARN MORE: https://www.wwbic.com/

CONTACT: Julie Emslie - SW Coordinator

EMAIL: jemslie@wwbic.com

Phone: 608-632-8041