5 Myths About the Washington County Revolving Loan Fund

Next up in our article series: The Definitive Guide to Revolving Loan Funds, we are tackling the top 5 myths surrounding the Washington County, Wisconsin RLF. We look at misconceptions about qualifying for, getting approved for and repaying a loan. MYTH #1: Your financial information and plans become public knowledge when you obtain an [...]

The Definitive Guide to Revolving Loan Funds: What is an RLF?

RLF is the commonly-used acronym for a Revolving Loan Fund. It refers to a pool of capital available for small businesses in need of financing for development and growth projects. In general terms, businesses apply for loans and those requests are reviewed by an independent committee, much like a bank. If approved, the loan [...]

Financing Ensures Future Growth for Slinger Manufacturer, MBW

When talking about financing deals, the story can get lost in the facts and figures. We recently collaborated with MBW of Slinger, Wisconsin to help them move forward with their ambitious growth plans. To understand why you should care, you really need to know the type of company MBW is, the impact they have had [...]

By |2022-06-07T13:06:56-05:00June 7th, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, loans and incentives|Comments Off on Financing Ensures Future Growth for Slinger Manufacturer, MBW

What to Pay to Secure the Talent You Need

Shift the Hiring Imbalance Your Way Part 3: How Much Do I Need to Pay to Get Them? So far, we’ve established local trends and framed up desired talent as part of our EDWC exclusive series on how to use real-time data to optimally position for attracting and retaining needed workers. Let’s now figure out [...]

By |2022-06-02T13:33:47-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on What to Pay to Secure the Talent You Need

Frame Up the Pool of Talent You Need

This is the second of an EDWC exclusive five-part series where we’ll use real-time data to optimally position your organization for attracting and retaining the workers you need. Last week we leveraged real-time job posting analytics to uncover market insights on Washington County hiring. Today, we will use analytics to build a pool of talent [...]

By |2022-05-19T14:56:46-05:00May 19th, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on Frame Up the Pool of Talent You Need

Shift the Hiring Imbalance Your Way

You can do this. No excuses…and we have your back. This is the first of an EDWC exclusive five-part series where we’ll use real-time data to optimally position your organization for attracting and retaining the workers you need. The approach: 1. Frame up the pool of talent you need 2. Determine what it takes to [...]

By |2022-05-12T14:07:07-05:00May 12th, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on Shift the Hiring Imbalance Your Way

The Definitive Guide to Net Promoter Scores

We all know the power of customer loyalty. But how do you measure it, how do you leverage it, and how do you improve on it? Enter…the Net Promoter Score (NPS). Developed back in 2003, NPS is a customer loyalty metric that seeks to identify a clear and simple customer satisfaction score. The beauty [...]

By |2022-04-29T07:17:46-05:00April 27th, 2022|Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Net Promoter Scores

Housing Inventory and Availability in Washington County

Community leaders, employers, and employees have long expressed concerns over the perceived inventory and affordability of housing in Washington County. Recently Washington County retained EDWC to conduct a comprehensive study on housing. Washington County Housing Availability & Affordability Key Findings   Through that study, we identified several key findings regarding housing affordability for the workforce [...]

By |2022-03-10T13:23:20-06:00March 10th, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development|Comments Off on Housing Inventory and Availability in Washington County

Financing Helps Keep Weld-Fab Locally Owned

For 32 years, Dawn and Art Hahn led and grew Slinger, WI-base Weld-Fab Manufacturing into a thriving business. In a win for the Hahns, the Washington County community and the employees of Weld-Fab, they recently sold their business to fellow locals with extensive roots in manufacturing. With the help of financing from EDWC’s Impact Loan [...]

By |2022-03-01T14:19:23-06:00March 1st, 2022|Acquisitions, Economic Development, Financial|Comments Off on Financing Helps Keep Weld-Fab Locally Owned

Financing for Expansion of Wisconsin Woman-Owned Business

It is always a good day when we help close a deal that leads to the realization of a business owner's dream. In a year that was full of challenges, it was doubly special in late 2021 to help Housewares Distributors, Inc. (HDI) secure the financing necessary to fuel their expansion plans. Getting the Deal [...]

By |2022-03-03T11:00:27-06:00January 17th, 2022|Economic Development, Financial|Comments Off on Financing for Expansion of Wisconsin Woman-Owned Business

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