Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network has created this page to anchor important resources and information amid quickly changing conditions and unprecedented measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WEDA continues to work on your behalf and is engaging with policymakers government officials and the private sector to address the economic challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
This page is designed to provide the latest, best information to our clients and the citizens of Wisconsin on resources aimed at maintaining the vitality of the companies upon which our economy depends.
We want to share with DWD employees, partners, and the public how DWD and the State is responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is developing rapidly and we will update this site with relevant information as it becomes available.
Kiva lenders are providing expanded financial assistance in the wake of Covid-19. They are expanding eligibility, increasing loan sizes and offering additional flexibility and grace periods to lenders.
The Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) serves Milwaukee and Waukesha area businesses by providing short term "gap" financing, typically at a below market interest rate.
The Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition (EDBC) is a coalition of 14 ethnic and diverse chambers of commerce and partner organizations that serve the State of Wisconsin. This grant application is to assist small ethnic and diverse businesses of any industry that are a business member of one of our coalition members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the coronavirus develops, MMAC's top priority is the safety of its employees, members, investors and other partners/guests. While there is a large volume of information being circulated from a wide variety of sources, we encourage you to use the resources and information to help make the decisions that are best for your organization. We know that the Milwaukee region's business community and our citizens should plan for the outbreak to spread quickly, and to rapidly change our routines in response.
Financial assistance at this critical time can make the difference between staying in business or closing permanently, leading to lost income and jobs and economic instability. Thanks to support from funders like Verizon and Sam's Club, we are providing grants to small businesses, to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period.
The Economic Development Division markets tax-deeded foreclosures for all county municipalities with the exception of the City of Milwaukee.
The Economic Development Division collaborates with the public and private sectors as well as other county departments to promote economic growth for Milwaukee County residents and businesses. We also plan for the best use of the County’s surplus real-estate. We handle tax-deeded foreclosed properties located outside of the City of Milwaukee. We are also charged with managing air-space and cell-tower leases and developing strategies for the efficient management of leasing in county government. Finally, we support workforce development and economic development initiatives throughout the region.
Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services
Economic Development Division
633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 903
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 278-4905
Fax: (414) 223-1917
Aaron Hertzberg, Economic Development Director
(414) 278-4185 | Email
Adam Stehly, Project Manager/Lease Manager
(414) 278-4876 | Email
Rhonda Jacobson, Associate Project Manager
(414) 278-7860 | Email
Heather Reindl, Contracts Manager
(414) 278-4028 | Email
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