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.

Commercial Corridor Team

(414) 286-8201

The Commercial Corridor Team (CCT) assists with the development of the 
City of Milwaukee's Commercial Corridors. Learn more about our resources by visiting the links.

Business improvement districts (BIDs) 

City-wide White Box Program

Commercial sites 

Façade and Signage Grants                                                                                         

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.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses 

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.

Industrial sites in Milwaukee

City-owned commercial property for sale

Milwaukee 7

Tax credits

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

New Markets Tax Credit (federal)

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (state)


Tax Credits for Historic Income-Producing Buildings

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

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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