Brownfield Redevelopment 101

According to the definition from the EPA, a brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Some may read that and run for the hills. We read that and think “Opportunity!” Washington County Brownfield Site Redevelopment Program [...]

By |2022-09-29T12:57:37-05:00September 29th, 2022|Brownfield Redevelopment, Economic Development, Financial, loans and incentives, Site Selection|Comments Off on Brownfield Redevelopment 101

1840 Brewing Company to Occupy Space in The District Development

EDWC recently leveraged the Washington County Impact RLF program to assist with financing the build-out of the only commercial space located within The District development in West Bend. The residential complex, located at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue, will house in its commercial space the second location for 1840 Brewing Company. The [...]

By |2022-09-21T15:28:38-05:00September 21st, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, loans and incentives|Comments Off on 1840 Brewing Company to Occupy Space in The District Development

Spotlight: The West Bend Manufacturing Center

The opening of Milwaukee Tool’s hand-tool manufacturing facility in the West Bend Manufacturing Center was big news this summer. Milwaukee Tool invested $55 million, created 150 jobs and is already making plans for future expansion. According to Tim Albrecht, President of Hand Tools, Storage & PPE for Milwaukee Tool, the West Bend Manufacturing Center provided [...]

By |2022-09-29T15:06:43-05:00September 7th, 2022|Economic Development, Site Selection|Comments Off on Spotlight: The West Bend Manufacturing Center

EDWC Launches New Sites and Buildings Tool

EDWC just completed migration to our new web-based Sites and Buildings Tool called Guru. Powered by our relationships with GIS WebTech, you will quickly discover enhancements that make this so much more than a place to search out available sites and buildings. Try the New Tool 5 Ways to Use the Site [...]

By |2022-09-01T13:02:19-05:00August 29th, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on EDWC Launches New Sites and Buildings Tool

Where to Find the Workers You Need

We are nearly across the finish line in how to optimally position your organization to attract needed workers.  Here’s a recap of the steps we’ve taken so far in this series: Set the stage by understanding the reality of the hiring landscape in Washington County. Read: Shift the Hiring Imbalance Your Way Determined the [...]

By |2022-08-11T13:32:20-05:00August 11th, 2022|Consulting, Economic Development, Workforce Analytics|Comments Off on Where to Find the Workers You Need

EDWC Facilitates Financing for Rock Machinery Growth Plans

In 2019, we worked collaboratively with Rock Machinery, LLC to secure financing to re-locate their facility from Saukville to Allenton, WI. Ready for more growth, Rock Machinery sought EDWC's assistance to fund construction of a 10,000 sq. ft. “cold storage” warehouse on the site of Rock Machinery’s Allenton headquarters. This building will create space to [...]

By |2022-07-26T14:21:56-05:00July 22nd, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, loans and incentives|Comments Off on EDWC Facilitates Financing for Rock Machinery Growth Plans

SIX Ways Your Business Can Use Revolving Loan Fund Financing

Have our past two articles on Revolving Loan Funds piqued your interest? Perhaps you are now asking yourself, “How can my business use a RLF loan?” A key aspect of this funding option is its flexibility. A loan from a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) can be used by businesses from a variety of industries [...]

By |2022-07-25T10:37:33-05:00July 21st, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, Governments, loans and incentives|Comments Off on SIX Ways Your Business Can Use Revolving Loan Fund Financing

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 [...]

By |2022-06-23T11:44:09-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, Governments, loans and incentives|Comments Off on 5 Myths About the Washington County Revolving Loan Fund

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 [...]

By |2022-06-16T08:28:27-05:00June 15th, 2022|Economic Development, Financial, Governments, loans and incentives|Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Revolving Loan Funds: What is an RLF?

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

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