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Community Development


Business Assistance Programs

La Crosse County encourages business growth through a variety of business assistance programs.  Below is a brief description of the programs that we offer, along with links to application materials for each program.

COVID Recovery Microenterprise Grants

This program will use Community Development Block Grant funding to assist microenterprise businesses, within La Crosse County but outside of the City of La Crosse, in their recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Revolving Loan Funds - Participation Loans

These funds were formed to provide affordable financing to new business start-ups and business expansions that create jobs and contribute to economic growth in La Crosse County.  These funds can be used for affordable, flexible loans that leverage other private financing and equity investment.

Revolving Loan Fund - Micro Lending

This fund was formed to provide small loans to start-up, newly established, and growing small businesses.  The objective is to provide flexible loans for small businesses that have typically had difficulty getting access to traditional lending.

Innovation & Diversification Grant

This program was created to assist businesses in gaininig customized consulting assistance to complete innovative projects with the goal of expanding their product lines and/or markets and achieving greater diversification and job growth.

Launch La Crosse

La Crosse is a community dedicated to supporting start-up and growing businesses at every step of the way.  Many community and non-profit partners offer many different resources to provide this support. The Launch La Crosse website provides information and links to those various resources.