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The popular Wisconsin Economic Development Manual is now an easily searchable, comprehensive website. This essential resource was developed to provide Wisconsin bankers with an effective tool for accessing current information on the Federal, State and Local credit enhancement programs and economic development services available in Wisconsin and nationwide, ranging including new micro-lending programs to the much-used SBA and USDA programs.

This website is designed to assist bankers and economic development professionals in identifying effective financing options. Written from the perspective of the lender, it provides credit and eligibility information, which is specific enough to allow for project structuring. Contact persons and procedures for accessing programs are also included in each entry.

Your paid subscription to the new website will grant you access to all the information you've come to rely on, faster and anywhere you go.

About Wisconsin Business Development (WBD)

The WBD was formed to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, provide job opportunities, and inspire their communities.

Since 1981, WBD has helped fund over 2000 businesses in Wisconsin and produced projects in 71 of 72 Wisconsin counties. This past year, WBD rose to become the 9th largest producer out of the 255 CDCs in the U.S. WBD participated in projects with over 100 Wisconsin lenders and served as an integral hub in every project. Additionally, WBD bridged the constant need for access to capital markets while keeping the interests of the lender, the SBA, and more importantly the small business at the forefront.

About Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA)

Founded in 1892, the Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing nearly 270 commercial banks and savings institutions and their nearly 2,300 branch offices and almost 23,000 employees.

The Association represents banks of all sizes from banks in rural Wisconsin to the state's largest financial institution in Green Bay.

This website was developed by the Wisconsin Bankers Association in conjunction with the Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation. This website is designed to provide accurate and authorative information in regard to the subject mattered covered. This is provided with the understanding that this site is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal service or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent and professional person should be sought. Copyright © 2015 by Wisconsin Bankers Association