Downtown Kenosha Inc. is a champion for a thriving and vibrant city center that honors traditions, celebrates progress, and engages our community in concerted efforts to foster a comfortable, welcoming and thriving environment where businesses, both new and old, prosper; where the community gathers; and where people of all ages and from all walks of life come to live, work, play, and invest.
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) provides a range of economic development and business services to its member investors in Kenosha County. KABA manages a portfolio of economic development revolving loan funds that are used to provide low-interest loans to new and expanding businesses to support job creation. Additionally, KABA serves as a clearing house for site selection and economic information. KABA also delivers a number of training programs designed to upgrade the skills of area workers.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Parkside provides education, an Entrepreneurial Training Program, and one-on-one business consulting to entrepreneurs and existing businesses throughout Kenosha and Racine counties, while connecting businesses to university resources including students and faculty at UW-Parkside. A program of the School of Business and Technology, the SBDC also offers workshops and business writing series to help understand the clear picture of what it takes to run a successful business.
The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is an economic development corporation providing quality business education, technical assistance and access to capital for entrepreneurs. Established in 1987, WWBIC consults, educates and mentors owners of small and micro businesses throughout Wisconsin. They concentrate their efforts with women, minorities and those of lower incomes. Please call for an appointment or visit https://www.wwbic.com/classes/ to schedule a class.