Information on Economic Development in the Village can be found on the following pages:
A Revolving Loan Fund for our small and emerging businesses.
ThriveED, is a public-private partnership launched in 2016 that supports economic development efforts in Jefferson and Dodge counties. They were instrumental in helping us obtain the small business revolving loan fund (Revolving Loan Fund) that we have available. They also supply in-person support and advice for persons interested in starting a small business.
WWBIC is a non-profit that provides business loans to individuals that might not be bank eligible. They’re partnered with KIVA loans, and they offer a wide array of mostly free and virtual classes discussing how to start a business to financial capability classes. Services are open to anyone but their focus is women, people of color and people of lower wealth – those most likely to face barriers in accessing financing or educational support.