Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, yet they often face significant hurdles in accessing the capital needed to thrive. Recognizing this challenge, Develop Wisconsin is proud to announce the launch of the Wisconsin Business Equity Fund. This groundbreaking initiative aims to inject at least $60 million into small-, minority-, and women-owned businesses across the state over the next several years, unlocking unprecedented opportunities for growth and prosperity.

At its core, the Wisconsin Business Equity Fund is a beacon of hope for entrepreneurs who have traditionally struggled to secure financing. With a keen understanding of the obstacles faced by small businesses, we are committed to leveling the playing field and providing equitable access to capital. By doing so, we empower entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of Wisconsin’s economy.

As one of the foremost stewards of business development in Wisconsin, Develop Wisconsin manages a robust ecosystem designed to connect thousands of businesses with the resources they need to succeed. From capital infusion to strategic guidance and market access, we are dedicated to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our state.

Damon Dorsey, President of Develop Wisconsin, underscores the urgent need addressed by the Wisconsin Business Equity Fund, stating, “Develop Wisconsin sees an enormous need for capital for small business owners. The Wisconsin Equity Fund aims to fill a void and get more businesses the capital they need to grow.” With Dorsey’s leadership and the collective commitment of our team, we are poised to make a tangible difference in the lives of countless entrepreneurs.

The impact of the Wisconsin Business Equity Fund extends far beyond financial metrics. By fostering a more inclusive and diverse business landscape, we catalyze innovation, create jobs, and drive economic prosperity for communities across the state. Through targeted investments and strategic partnerships, we pave the way for a brighter future where every entrepreneur has the opportunity to thrive.

As we embark on this transformative journey, we invite stakeholders from every corner of Wisconsin to join us in our mission. Whether you’re a business owner seeking capital or a partner eager to support our efforts, your involvement is integral to our success. Together, we can break down barriers, unlock potential, and build a more vibrant and inclusive economy for generations to come.

The launch of the Wisconsin Business Equity Fund marks a pivotal moment in our collective pursuit of economic empowerment and opportunity. With determination, innovation, and collaboration, we will write a new chapter of success for Wisconsin’s small businesses, one investment at a time.