Business

We work with Wisconsin communities to increase entrepreneurship and develop strong small businesses. 

Through programming, assistance, and applied research, we work with Wisconsin communities to develop strategies to support new and small businesses as part of their economic toolbox.


Entrepreneurship in Your Community

View our focus on research and educational programming that creates the conditions for entrepreneurial growth and strong entrepreneurial networks.

Direct Support for Business Owners

Get evidence-based assistance for your business or organization.


Our Work

2022 Northwoods Economic Development Summit
WIndicators Volume 5, Number 4: Returns to Higher Education
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities
The Rise Of Entrepreneurship During the Pandemic
In Our Words (Episode 10)
In Our Words (Episode 9)
In Our Words (Episode 8)
In Our Words (Episode 7)
In Our Words (Episode 6)
In Our Words (Episode 5)
In Our Words (Episode 4)
In Our Words (Episode 3)

Latest News & Updates

Pandemic Fad or Here to Stay? Impacts of Remote Work on Employees, Businesses and Communities
Farming costs in Wisconsin were up 8 percent in 2021
Apply Now – Community Economic Analysis for Rural Wisconsin Communities
A Broader Vision of Quality of Life as Economic Development Policy
Economist: Focus on mom-and-pop businesses to help the rural economy
The Evers Administration Prioritized Small Businesses in its COVID Response
Economist argues for boosting ‘homegrown’ businesses over attracting out-of-state companies
Majority Of WI Farms Depend On Off-Farm Income
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities
The Rise Of Entrepreneurship During the Pandemic
The Future of Restaurants in Your Community
Pandemic triggers record spike in Wisconsin entrepreneurship

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