Places & Resources

Expanding 6

How gonna expand: more of the same resources

Locating 5

Where they’re gonna do business: home, open spaces, incubator, co-working

Purposing 10

What they’re gonna do: business plan, market analysis, product dev't.

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

770 Scheidler Road, Ste #3, Chippewa Falls

A certified economic development staff can assist offers multiple business solutions including loans, scholarships, incubators, initiatives & incentives, and an easy-to-use web-based tool designed to help entrepreneurs find a…

Incubators

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

10 South Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Seeks to improve the quality of life in the community by providing leadership to coordinate, support, and promote the business interests of its members. A leader of the business community by providing value through member benefits, quality programs, and political leadership resulting in a solid return on investment for members.

Advocacy Expertise & Education

Chippewa Falls Main Street

514 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls has been a Wisconsin Main Street Community since 1989. Chippewa Falls Main Street helps promote and improve the downtown with rehabilitation projects, façade improvements, and numerous promotional activities including…

Advocacy

Chippewa Valley Angel Network

2322 Alpine Rd. Suite 7, Eau Claire

Angel Investors provide equity capital to local entrepreneurs in order to bridge the gap between initial seed funding and institutional financing.

Financing

Chippewa Valley Entrepreneurs

Chippewa Valley Entrepreneurs is a free, member-led, confidential, peer-sharing group of like-minded entrepreneurs from the Chippewa Valley area. Meets monthly in groups of 7-10 people to support each other by focusing on business growth, personal development and community involvement. CVE members will support each other and offer input in those areas where you have questions that someone else has already experienced.

Expertise & Education Purposing

Chippewa Valley High Tech Alliance

A group of area technology-based businesses that have come together to raise awareness of the region as a leader in technology. A large number of companies – past, present and emerging – either employ technology as the core of their business, or rely on technology to deliver their products or services.

Advocacy Expertise & Education Locating

Chippewa Valley Innovation Center

3132 Louis Ave., Eau Claire

The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center encourages new and emerging entrepreneurial business by allowing them to use community resources and by providing them a temporary start-up facility as well as managerial, technical, and financial assistance. CVIC offers flexible, low-cost building accommodations along with access to local economic development agencies.

Expertise & Education Financing Locating Incubators

City of Eau Claire Economic Development Division

203 S. Farwell St., P.O.Box 5148, Eau Claire

A division of the CIty of Eau Claire. Its mission is to grow local businesses, facilitate expansions, and incentivize businesses to locate in Eau Claire. Has resources available to assist in marketing & branding strategies, paperwork, permits & regulations, finding a properties to rent or own, and finding financial assistance through grants, loan & credit programs.

Marketing & Branding Financing Locating Permits & Regulations

Club MTC Makerspace

128 W River St., Chippewa Falls

Club MTC is a community workshop for hobbyists, crafters, inventors, educators, and tinkerers of all ages. We provide you with the tools and technology necessary to build, hack, fix, or create just about anything you can conceive. Become a member and receive access to our equipment and space for a flat monthly fee. Basic training and operation is included with a membership, advanced training and workshops are also available.

Expertise & Education Science Interests Arts & Crafts Hobbies & Skills Attractions

CVTC Applied Technology Center

2322 Alpine Road, Eau Claire

The CVTC Applied Technology Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is designed to accommodate the development of business start-ups for microfabrication and other advanced manufacturing technologies.

Incubators

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI)

203 S. Farwell St.; PO Box 5148, Eau Claire

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development of business, housing, cultural resources, and activities within downtown Eau Claire. DECI offers grants, loan programs, and credit programs to help businesses that are creating new job opportunities, expanding their operations, or bringing new technology to Eau Claire. DECI can help with location expansion, buying equipment, paperwork, permits & regulations, marketing & branding strategies, and learning how to get started.

Financing

Dunn County Economic Development Corporation

800 Wilson, Suite 219, Menomonie

Promotes economic growth and stability in Dunn County. Resources available include finding available or building new commercial or industrial locations, expansion, starting a new business, customer retention, and matching individuals and companies with funding sources and incentive programs.

Expanding Financing Locating Purposing

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

101 N Farwell St, Eau Claire

Leader in progressive development of the business community in Eau Claire. Hosts numerous events to promote a healthy business community. Advocates for strong education systems and workforce readiness, promotes educational information and other resources to enhance development, and supports small business members by providing programs and services specific to businesses with 20 or fewer employees.

Advocacy Expertise & Education

Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation

7 S. Dewey St., Suite 101, Eau Claire

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation advances economic prosperity through business and job growth by assisting in the creation, enhancement, and expansion of local businesses. They have resources for protecting and developing your ideas, financing and funding programs, information regarding regulations and permits, and more. In addition to other financial resources, such as a variety of grant programs, they host the annual Idea Challenge, which is an ongoing contest for individuals or businesses with an idea for a new product or service with the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.

Financing Expanding Purposing

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI