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  • Business Lending - Getting Started

    WHEDA offers a diverse range of business financing programs designed to stimulate Wisconsin's economy, promote economic development in urban and rural areas, and maximize community impact through the creation and retention of living wage jobs. Available primarily to small businesses and farms, these programs are intended to provide essential financing through public and private partnerships with Wisconsin lenders and investors.

    If you are a lender looking to partner with WHEDA on its business financing products:

    1. Review our suite of business financing products which include business loan guarantees, participation lending, Wisconsin Venture Debt Fund, Wisconsin Equity Investment Fund, and New Markets Tax Credits.
    2. Contact a WHEDA Business Development Officer in your community to learn how our financing products can help your business grow. To locate a Business Development Officer (BDO), click here.
    3. Sign up for WHEDA Small Business financing updates through our online subscription service.

    If you are a small business or a farm looking to expand your operations, WHEDA may be able to help. Contact a WHEDA Business Development Officer in your community to learn more and get connected with one of our approved lenders to start the process.