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Dec 12, 2015

Polk County Information Center
Polk County is located in scenic NW Wisconsin, about 50 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. It is our goal to provide you with enough information to help you plan your next vacation, or assist your family or business in the important decision to relocate here.

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Workforce Resource
Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI) is a private non-profit corporation incorporated originally as the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council, Inc. in 1983 and has been in continuous operation in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area since its founding. During that time, WRI has successfully managed the region's Job Training Partnership Act, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, numerous programs associated with AFDC and...

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Forward Wisconsin
A resource for information on business climate, taxes and costs, workforce and State comparisons.

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Wisconsin Department of Commerce: Business Development
Offers business planning, site selection, initial capitalization, permitting, employee training, research and development, business expansion and export development, low interest loans, tax credits, training incentive programs, early-stage planning grants, and federal research grant assistance.

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Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN)
Resource center and several grant opportunities.

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Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts are established to improve and revitalize blighted areas or extend new development for industrial purposes.  Taxes on the improved value of the land because of redevelopment pay for the extension of the infrastructure and raise the tax base on an area that would otherwise stay undeveloped.

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Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center
Offers impartial guidance that manufacturers need to increase the competitive advantage for their business.

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State of Wisconsin Business Wizard
Licensing, permitting and regulatory requirements, and necessary application forms. Identify available state resources, and access other valuable business-related information with this helpful website.

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Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA offers the “Wisconsin Business Development Program” including SBA 504 loans and SBA 7(a) guaranteed loans.

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Count-Me-In
The first online micro lender.  Count-Me-In provides loans from $500 – $10,000. Your first loan must be $5,000 or less.

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SCORE
Get advice to power up your dream. SCORE mentors are available online and in-person to share helpful business advice.  An expert advisor can help you make the right business decisions to successfully start your biz.  Free and confidential.

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U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
Your online source on how to contract with the U.S. Government, file wage reports, get a State business license, get an employer ID number and other business services.

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USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.  Financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service.They promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools. They offer technical assistance and information...

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Polk County Economic Development Corporation
he purpose of the Polk County EDC is to encourage and promote economic development and capital investment in Polk County in order to create and retain attractive jobs for a diverse population, enhance our community’s tax base, and facilitate positive, sustainable economic growth. Polk County EDC can offer assistance of starting and financing a business. Steve Healy, EDC Director (715) 405-7655 info@polkcountyedc.com

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UW-Extension Office, Polk County
UW-Extension Offices provide educational tools in land use and economic matters for residents and businesses. They custom fit their knowledge and provide research to communities with whom they are assisting.In a collaborative effort with UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center, the UW-Extension office also hosts a monthly Small Business Consultation Sessions.  These confidential face-to face sessions are an informal opportunity for local entrepreneurs to have...

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Momentum West
The best of business, education, service, technology and tourism is brought to your fingertips by the creators of this comprehensive website Momentum West. Momentum West is a regional economic development organization serving Barron, Clark,Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, and St. Croix counties. info@momentumwest.org

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Regional Business Fund, Inc.
RBF, Inc. is a non-profit economic development corporation whose purpose is to promote business and economic development in west central Wisconsin. The RBF, Inc. offers loan funds to businesses within the Wisconsin counties of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix that expand within the region, diversify the economy, add new technology and create quality jobs and capital investment in the region. ...

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Dec 05, 2015

Industrial Revenue Bond
All Wisconsin municipalities—cities, villages, and towns—are authorized to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs). IRBs are municipal bonds whose proceeds are loaned to private persons or to businesses to finance capital investment projects. The Industrial Revenue Bonds are exempt from federal tax and therefore, are at a low interest rate. The entire project including land, buildings and equipment can  all be paid for via IRBs. Communities...

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