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Milwaukee's Business Toolbox

We believe the advantage of doing business in Milwaukee is that we offer the power of partnerships to maximize the opportunities to grow businesses. That's why we've assembled a toolbox of resources designed to jump-start a new business, expand an existing company,and support business relocation.  We can work together to make your business and our City a success.

COVID-19 Resources For Businesses

A listing of local, statewide and federal resources for businesses dealing witht he current COVID-19, also known as Novel Corona Virus, outbreak


Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

(414) 269-1440

MEDC is a private non-profit corporation that serves Milwaukee businesses by providing low interest loans and other resources.


Environmental assessment and brownfields

(414) 286-5642

The Redevelopment Authority has an aggressive approach to assessing and remediating brownfield properties.  We can help you find a brownfield for redevelopment or connect you with a variety of financial resources for your brownfield redevelopment project.


Site selection

Commercial Sites: (414) 286-8201

We can help you find an industrial or commercial site for your business.




Tax credits

Special state and federal tax incentives are available to businesses in Milwaukee.


WI Historical SocietyTax Credits for Historic Income-Producing Buildings

Owners of historic income-producing properties in Wisconsin may be eligible for two income tax credits that can help pay for their building's rehabilitation.



Other financing and workforce resources

Links to employment efforts, other financing and workforce resources and information about Milwaukee.

Commercial Corridor Team

(414) 286-8201




Milwaukee Tax Incremental Financing

Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) is an economic development tool used by the City of Milwaukee and other municipalities to leverage private development investment. Milwaukee has created more than 89 Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) to support a variety of projects.







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