City of La Crosse Economic Development Program
As part of the City Planning Department, the City Economic Development Program sets forth to grow local businesses, facilitate expansion, and recruit outside businesses to locate in the City of La Crosse in order to increase the quality of living, add well-paying jobs and grow tax base.
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Tax Credit - Historic Preservation
Governor Walker signed a new bill that will double the historic tax credit from 10% to 20%. Local Historic Preservation Planner, Tim Acklin, says that “this bill may make an immediate impact
Wisconsin Online Crowdfunding Bill Signed into Law
Wisconsin angel investors can now utilize the internet to purchase equity in companies seeking additional funds. Similar to Kickstart
Badger Corrugating Celebrates 110 Years of Business
A family owned business since 1903, Badger Corrugating has evolved from being a metal fabricator for local agricultural and residential uses to a regional distributor of 6,000 construction materials and finished products.
Business Retention & Expansion Program
Research shows that the majority of economic growth is attributed to the expansion of existing local businesses. BR&E is a 7 Rivers Alliance initiative aimed to build relationships with businesses, recognize signs that at company may be at risk, and provide assistance with growth opportunities.
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Small Business Development Loan Program
The City of La Crosse offers this program to small businesses (under 100 employees) looking for financial assistance. Funds may be used for acquisition of real estate or equipment, rehab or construction of commercial buildings.
Maximum loan amount is $200,000
Job creation is a requirement
For more information go
La Crosse Planning Department • 400 La Crosse Street • La Crosse, WI 54601