Take Advantage of DWD’s Small Business Capacity Building Sessions

LACK OF ACCESS to working capital, prime contractor decision-makers, and quality, trained job candidates are key barriers blocking smaller contractors from participating in more of the over $6 billion in Wisconn Valley industrial, transportation, and utilities construction projects. Those are among the findings of a survey the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development conducted in Second Quarter 2018.

That’s why the State of Wisconsin and its partners have collaborated to design tools to help smaller contractors overcome the access barriers and compete more effectively for Wisconn Valley contracting.

Please join DWD and Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) for one of its Wisconn Valley Small Business Capacity Building Sessions. The sessions provide an opportunity for businesses to learn how they can gain greater access to:

  • Working capital and participating lenders
  • Prime contractors and other key decision-makers
  • Quality, trained job candidates and potential wage subsidies
  • Tax credits that can improve a business’ bottom line

In addition to barrier-busting product and service presentations, there also will be opportunities to network with participating lenders, business association/resource executives, and fellow contractors.

The State of Wisconsin, Foxconn, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority, Gilbane Building Company, M + W Group, Racine County, Cities of Milwaukee and Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, National Association of Minority Contractors, Gateway Technical College, Racine County Economic Development Corporation, Legacy Redevelopment Corporation, UMOS, and so many more partners are committed to collaborating to ensure businesses of all sizes and backgrounds have an opportunity to participate in more of the unprecedented volume of Wisconn Valley construction projects.

Session Details:

  • Session 1 – Aug. 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at UMOS, Inc. (2701 South Chase Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
  • Session 2 – Aug. 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the S.C. Johnson iMET Center (2320 Renaissance Boulevard, Sturtevant, WI)

Please CLICK HERE to register.