Wausau Community & Economic Development

Business Assistance

Business Assistance

Business Assistance

We value your investment and the success of your business is important to the City of Wausau, as of 2018 the City of Wausau has led, developed and/or supported:

  • 1,000+ acres of the Wausau Business Campus industrial property, the only state-certified ‘shovel ready’ industrial site in Marathon County.
  • 62 ‘public-private partnership’ development agreements tied directly to 700+ new jobs; average City participation 10% of total investment.
  • 100 businesses directly assisted with loans, grants, infrastructure improvements for expansion.
  • 12 Tax Increment Financing Districts- 9 current districts, only 9.26% of the City’s taxable land valuation is in a TIF district.
  • $2.2mil in small business loans in partnership with MCDEVCO.
  • $4mil+ investment in the establishment of our full time staffed incubator: the Wausau Entrepreneurial and Education Center.
  • $17mil across 1,550 loans (commercial rehabilitation [21 projects], rental rehab [823 units], homeowner rehab [800 homes], and down payment assistance [432 homes])
  • Redevelopment projects have included: Marathon Rubber, Wausau Center, Washington Square/Jefferson Street Inn, East Riverfront (Hammerblow/Cloverbelt Industries), Westside Battery, Wausau Club, Sav-O Supply, Riverside Place, Dudley Tower, Grand Ave Kwik Trip, Wausau World Market, 400 Block, Parkway 52, Stewart Ave, Sherman St, Thomas St, Westwood Drive/Rasmussen College, U&K Interchange, Roets Property, Rosemurgy Relocation, North Riverfront (Wausau Chemical/Great Lakes Cheese), Old Grand Ave Kmart, Old Wausau East Highschool, 703 Fulton Street, 1408 Bissell Street, Eastbay Sports Complex/Curling Way, Medical College of Wisconsin, constructed 14 in-fill new houses.

Contacts

Christian Schock

Christian Schock
Director
Email
715-261-6683