WEDC to provide $585,000 to help support startup and expanding businesses

Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker announced today the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) awarded $585,000 in grants to five organizations. The grants will help provide assistance to minority-owned businesses throughout the state.

“These grants to the minority chambers of commerce across Wisconsin will enable them to provide a wide variety of much-needed services to businesses in the communities they serve,” Governor Walker said. “Whether it’s helping secure funding or providing mentorship or training, these efforts will lead to more successful companies and more jobs at a local level.”

The grants from WEDC’s Minority Business Development Program are being awarded to the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, and The Business Council.

Other organizations that will benefit from the funding to those organizations include the Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance, the Hmong-Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Associations, the Latino Entrepreneurial Network, the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County, and the Ethically Diverse Business Coalition. Read the full story here.

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