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Economic Development Assistance Partners

Advance – Green Bay Area Economic Development
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
2701 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303
Phone: (920)

Advance is the Economic Development arm of the Greater Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  Advance is a public-private partnership committed to improving and diversifying the local economy by assisting businesses on a variety of levels.  With a focus on business retention and expansion, Advance offers business assistance and consulting as well as housing a Business incubator.  The organization also manages a countywide micro-loan program and operates a special food business incubator.


The New North
1716 Lawrence Drive
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-3860

New North, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Our mission is to harness and promote the region’s resources, talents and creativity for the purposes of sustaining and growing our regional economy.


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
201 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53701
Phone: 855-INWIBIZ (855-469-4249)

This is a one-stop shop for information and resources, both technical and financial, on starting and growing a business in Wisconsin. The site assists with Entrepreneurs and Start-up businesses, Business Growth and Retention, Minority & Women Owned Businesses, Regulatory Assistance & Advocacy, Community Economic Resources, and Tax Credit Programs.


2701 Larsen Road, Room 105
Green Bay, WI, 54303
Phone 920-222-2167

Green Bay Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small business. SCORE volunteers serve as Counselors to America's Small Business.

Green Bay SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring/counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Green Bay SCORE also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up entrepreneurs and in-business, small business owners.

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

Madison Office:
201 W. Washington Ave., Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-7884

Milwaukee Office:
140 S. 1st St., Ste. 200
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone: (414) 227-4039

WHEDA works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 77,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 118,000 families purchase a home and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

WHEDA’s mission is to stimulate the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for Wisconsin residents by providing affordable housing and business financing products.

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