WEDC awards nearly $1 million to entrepreneurship groups

WEDC awards nearly $1 million to entrepreneurship groups

Applications now open for next round of funding

MADISON, WI. JULY 31, 2023 – Twelve organizations working to support entrepreneurs have been awarded nearly $1 million in the latest rounds of Entrepreneurship Partner Grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

“Wisconsin stands behind its innovators and business owners,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development agency. “These grants help organizations across the state provide advice, funding, education and other support to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.”

Couleecap, Sparta $72,300

Couleecap supports small businesses, low-income business owners, and those located in rural communities. The agency has provided assistance through pop-up shop programs, the CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program, business development technical assistance, microenterprise loans, COVID business recovery grants, start-up grants, and small business incubator services...

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Independence $82,500

The group will use the funding to help launch 12 new businesses with education, training and a $2,000 grant toward startup costs...


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