Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI)
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 assist local businesses in:
- Expanding onto a building, buying new equipment, or moving from renting to owning
- Finding available properties to rent or own, as well as information regarding industrial parks.
- Finding and filling out the right paperwork for local and state permits and regulations.
- Marketing and branding strategies and techniques.
- Navigating the vast variety of resources available when they are first getting started.
They also organize the Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition that awards up to $5,000 in start-up capital for a new business to locate downtown.