Business Assistance

Help for Local Business
The City of Oconomowoc provides tax incremental financing and access to other state and local incentives and programs to help drive local business growth. Contact us to learn what may be available for your business or view the incentives webpage for more information.

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce is very active and offers additional programs, including welcome packages, networking events, and educational seminars to local businesses.

Small Business Resources
The City of Oconomowoc supports small and start-up businesses with access to the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, SCORE, and other SBA programs.

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
The Wisconsin Women Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development corporation providing quality business education, financial awareness programs, technical assistance and access to capital to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and businesses.

For more information please visit WWBIC for business loan programs, business education programs, and more.

Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation
Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) has loan funds available for growing or start-up businesses that cannot fully meet the underwriting standards of private commercial lenders. Some of the programs that WCEDC has available are:
  • Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation Revolving Loan Program (WCEDC): WCEDC can lend up to $200,000 to qualifying businesses for working capital, inventory, equipment, and leasehold improvements, as well as real estate.
  • Waukesha County Small Business Leverage Loan Program: WCEDC's Venture Debt Fund is designed to provide debt financing to emerging growth companies. This fund is intended to complement the early stage of equity sources of capital and stretch the ability of growth companies.