Business Resources / Grant & Loan Programs

CWED Loan Fund Program

The Central Wisconsin Economic Development Fund, Inc. has created a regional loan fund program to serve as an economic stimulus in Central Wisconsin. Local participating counties in CWED Loan fund are Adams, Marathon, Portage, and Wood.

About the CWED Loan Fund: The purpose of the CWED Loan Fund is to fill financing gaps in local markets and to stimulate private sector development. The CWED Loan fund provides direct loans for up to 10 years at rates beginning at 2% in partnership with other lending institutions.

How Can CWED Loan Funds Be Used?

  • Purchase of land, building, and fixed equipment.
  • Purchase of a business.
  • Working capital.
  • Short-term interim financing.
  • Capital investments for dairy producers that will result in significant long-term increase in capacity to produce milk.
  • Refinancing is not eligible.
  • Other special projects.

The Central Wisconsin Economic Development Fund is administered by Redevelopment Resources. Please contact Kristen Fish-Peterson if you have any questions or require further assistance.

PO Box 532, Schofield, WI 54476
Ph: 715-340-7930 • Email

Downtown Marketing Grant

This program is intended to finance high-quality marketing for downtown businesses. The application period is in the spring. Projects are completed through summer.

  • The 2024 application period closed

Facade & Interior Conversion Grant

  • The 2024 program has not been released. This program is under revision and review by the City of Marshfield Economic Development Board (EDB)

WEDC Grant & Development Programs

Click the link to view current resources through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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