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|
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.
White Papers on Business Financing
Existing Busines Resources
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