Business Resources

Every starting business needs a helping hand. That's why Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI) partners up with experts to provide business counseling and creates financial incentive programs for business owners.

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Business Consulting Assistance
510 S. Barstow St. (Federal Building) Phone: (715) 834-1573 (call ahead for appointment)
Small Business Development Center
4330 Golf Terrace Suite 111 Phone: (715) 836-5902
Western Dairyland Business Center
418 Wisconsin Street Phone: (715) 836-7511
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network (WEN)
210 Water Street Phone: (715) 836-3636

Financial Programs

Programs listed here are intended to give you an overview of programs available. Please note that all of our financial programs are listed in detail on the City of Eau Claire Economic Development website.

To apply for any of these financial programs please contact the City of Eau Claire Economic Development Director at 839-4914.

Downtown Eau Claire Facade Loan

The Downtown Facade Loan Program provides financial assistance to encourage property and business owners in Downtown Eau Claire to revitalize buildings. Eligible activities include: facade renovation; exterior lighting, doors, and graphics; signage, windows, and awnings; other facade or landscape improvements. Loan size can range from $5,000 to $30,000 at 0% fixed interest rate with terms up to 15 years. All loans shall be secured by a mortgage on the property being renovated. Unlimited personal guarantees are required for any owner with greater than 20% ownership interest in the business. Application and design plans are reviewed by the façade loan committee.
Downtown Facade Information and Application

Other Federal, State, and Regional Financial Programs

Click the link below to download more information about other federal, state and regional financial programs.
Financial Resources

White Papers on Business Financing

Finding Money For Your Business
Selecting a Financial Institution
The Grant Myth

Existing Busines Resources

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