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Economic Development

As a designated EDA Economic Development District, we prepare the annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that describes the region’s economic situation, and includes regional goals and objectives to improve the economy. We also administer the Southwestern Wisconsin Business Development Fund and assist communities build business infrastructure through grant-writing and administration.

Regional Revolving Loan Fund

The Regional Revolving Loan Fund was created to assist business development and expansion projects that address unmet regional and community needs in the southwest Wisconsin area. This fund was capitalized with federal funds and is intended to serve as gap financing for business ventures. Under Southwestern...

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Both the five-year CEDS plan and the annual updates to the five-year plan serve as guides for economic development efforts in southwest Wisconsin. They describe specific public and private investment projects and also function to enhance opportunities for the region’s communities, and other eligible...

Southwest Wisconsin Verified Sites

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission created an online mapping tool that makes land acquisition, site searching, and asset management and information-gathering easier than ever! This interactive tool is designed to give the user in-depth visual and detailed information regarding available...

Economic Flood Recovery Strategy

This Economic Flood Recovery Strategy was created by Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC), in partnership with the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of the Strategy is to generate...

Platteville Business Incubator (PBII)

Since 2001, the Platteville Business Incubator, Inc. (PBII) has served the community as a space for entrepreneurs to cultivate their business skills while simultaneously providing the surrounding area with new entrepreneurial start-ups....

Local Food Prospectus

The Local Food Prospectus explores how feasible it is for Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin to scale up produce production for wholesale markets and compete with other produce regions such as California and Mexico. The purpose of analyzing these issues is to explore the feasibility of capitalizing on the...