Bring Your Business to Downtown Waukesha!
The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. is Waukesha County’s economic development organization. Created in 2016 by Waukesha County in partnership with the City of Waukesha, Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, and local governments, the Center for Growth serves as the point of contact for businesses looking to grow in Waukesha County.
The Center for Growth provides:
A Central Point of Contact.
Center for Growth staff is experienced in all aspects of business growth and economic development. They provide a range of services including assistance in understanding state and local regulations and gaining approvals; assistance in identifying needed labor force and training resources; access to local financial programs; and small business consulting.
Site, Building, and Space Searches.
The Center for Growth utilizes the Xceligent Commercial Real Estate database used by real estate and economic development professionals across the region. Staff can identify options from small retail or office spaces to the largest industrial buildings or sites available for new development. They have experience in real estate development and brokerage, and offer no-cost assistance to find the space that best satisfies your needs.
Our Talent and Education Manager works with the Center for Growth and partner agencies to identify the labor force you need; training to provide the skills needed in your operations; and available funding to cover a portion of training costs. WOW (Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties) Workforce Development, Waukesha County Technical College, and other educational and training partners are mobilized to address your needs.
Local Revolving Loan Funds.
The Center for Growth has access to Revolving Loan Funds and a mezzanine loan program. They work with lenders on a daily basis to develop financial packages tailored to the needs of each project. For larger projects, refundable tax credits may be available based on job creation. For projects involving significant new real estate development, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) may be applicable.
Grants, Loans, & Other Programs:
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