Business Financing Seminar

If you are looking to start or expand a business, or purchase new equipment…. but… need additional capital, you should attend the Business Financing Seminar.  This seminar will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, March 31st at City Hall in the lower level Civic Room, located at 7725 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.

Representatives from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a local bank, and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) will share important information on various business loans and support opportunities they offer. You’ll leave the seminar with sound advice, an excellent understanding of the available programs, and the steps you’ll need to take to apply for financing.

Excerpt from Wauwatosa Comprehensive Plan

City of Wauwatosa Comprehensive Plan (July 2008 Draft)
Volume Two: Policies and Recommendations

Focusing on North Avenue: Tosa’s Main Street

Running east-west through the City, North Avenue functions as one of Wauwatosa’s most important neighborhood-oriented commercial corridors. In addition to providing convenient and accessible goods, services, and community facilities to the surrounding neighborhoods, North Avenue has the potential to better unify east and west town Tosa. To maintain and enhance the character of North Avenue, the City intends to work in collaboration with ETBMA, WEDC, business owners, and nearby residents to develop a corridor plan for North Avenue. Such a plan should address the following:

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2008 Community Survey

North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance Community Survey

In a community survey, over 350 residents of the Pabst Park and East Town neighborhoods responded to questions about how current businesses meet their needs, types of business where they would likely spend money, pedestrian safety and crime.

Top concerns included pedestrian safety issues and the desire for greater variety of businesses and amenities catering to the needs of these neighborhoods.

Summary of Findings: This summary highlights the major findings of the North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance Community Survey. To view a PDF of the complete summary, please click here.