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

Do you need low interest money - on average 4% - to help grow your business? The Regional Revolving Loan Fund has loaned out close to $1.6 million ready to loan out. The loan was created to assist business development and expansion projects that address unmet regional and community needs in the southwest Wisconsin area. Under Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s administration, this...

Potosi Brewing Company is one of the several successful local beneficiaries of the Regional Revolving Loan Fund.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The five-year CEDS plan serves as a guide for our organization's economic development implementation efforts in southwest Wisconsin. It describes specific public and private investment projects and also functions to enhance opportunities for the region’s communities, and other eligible entities, to receive financial assistance from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).The CEDS is prepared...

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 economic recovery for flooded communities, while working to continuously promote predisaster mitigation...

Platteville Business Incubator (PBII)

Promoting and supporting new businesses in Platteville.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. Offering expert business planning, resources, and competitive rental rates with the entrepreneur in mind, PBII...

Visioning - A. D. German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc.

Visioning Reuse of Unique ArchitectureThis visioning project was performed as part of the A. D. German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc. Board's work to restore an historic asset in Richland County. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed warehouse will serve as a cultural and heritage exhibit, but needed complimentary uses for two of its floors that would also provide sustaining operating revenue. Through an USDA...

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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 local and regional food trend to build up the produce industry. Wholesale production is the focus...

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 sites in southwestern Wisconsin.Fixed in the science of spatial analysis, our Verified Sites program...

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