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Business Assistance
Local Business Help
The Village of Waunakee provides tax incremental financing and access to other state and local incentives and programs to help drive local business growth. Contact us to learn what may be available for your business or view the incentives webpage for more information.

The Waunakee Chamber of Commerce is very active and offers additional programs, including welcome packages, networking events, and more to local businesses.

Small Business Resources
The Village of Waunakee and the Waunakee Chamber support small and start-up businesses with access to the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, SCORE, and other SBA programs.

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC)
The Wisconsin Women Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development corporation providing quality business education, financial awareness programs, technical assistance and access to capital to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and businesses. 

For more information please visit WWBIC for business loan programs, business education programs, and more.

Madison Development Corporation
Madison Development Corporation (MDC) has loan funds available for growing or start-up businesses that cannot fully meet the underwriting standards of private commercial lenders.  Some of the programs that MDC has available are:

  • Madison Development Corporation Business Loan Program
    • MDC can lend up to $200,000 to qualifying businesses for working capital, inventory, equipment and leasehold improvements, as well as real estate.  To learn more about this program click here
  • Madison Development Corporation Venture Debt Program
    • MDC's Venture Debt Fund is designed to provide debt financing to emerging growth companies.  This fund is intended to complement the early stage of equity sources of capital and strech the ability of growth companies.  To learn more about this program click here.
  • Second Mortgage Business Loan Program
    • MDC can lend up to $200,000 to qualifying business for real estate acquisition.  To learn more about this program click here

MadREP

MadREP is the Madison Region's economic development authority.  To learn more about MadREP click here

Dane County Development Company, INC. (DCDC)
DCDC has loan funds available for innovative and hard to finance businesses in Dane County.  DCDC can lend up to $50,000 to qualifying businesses for working capital, inventory, equipment and development in Dane County.  To learn more about this program click here

Contact Village Administrator and Economic Development Director Todd Schmidt for more information.