Business ResourcesLet us make Port Washington your business home.
Our goal is to be a one-stop shop for potential, new and existing businesses. Services and programs listed below are ready to be accessed and our staff is available for guidance to reap the benefits of doing in business in downtown Port Washington. Click here for Business Opportunity Flyer.
Low Interest Loan Program - A loan fund designed to provide low cost loans for start-up costs for new businesses or firms and expansion costs for existing businesses. Click here for program guidelines. Click here for the application.
Sign Grants - a matching grant of up to $250.00 for approved signs (new or restored). Click here for an application for this grant.
Facade Grants - a matching grant of up to $1,500.00 for approved projects (exterior only). Click here for an application for this grant.
Paint the Town Program - a program at our local Drew's True Value Hardware Store allowing business owners to purchase paint and supplies for their projects (interior or exterior) for up to 25% off. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact us.
Free Design Assistance - working with the Wisconsin Main Street Design Specialist, buildings are selected or building owners may request a drawing. We receive 5 drawings per year for free and work to have them fulfill their historic restoration. To make a formal request for this service or see the current projects please contact us.
Business Mentoring - professionals who are or have been affiliated with many aspects of business, volunteer to be matched up to businesses desiring assistance on many levels. If you would like to volunteer to mentor or desire the assistance of a mentor, please contact us or call our offices directly (262-268-1132) and speak with our director.
Market Analysis - an in-depth study including demographics, surveys and other pertinent information. The Taurean Study Phase I and II can be accessed by calling the office. For assistance with the results of this analysis please contact our offices directly at (262)268-1132
City of Port Washington Revolving Loan Fund - working with the City of Port Washington to promote affordable financing for businesses. To learn more about the program click here. For a loan application, click here. The City Planner is the direct contact and can be reached at (262)284-2600
Design Guidelines - for proper historic renovations and suggestions on downtown preservation these guidelines are made available through Main Street's volunteer Design Committee. To access the guidelines, click here.
To provide or update your business listing on the website, click here.
The staff and volunteers of Port Washington Main Street look forward to working with you as your main resource to start, move or grow your business. We can help make your dream of being an entrepreneur come true. We know that we can answer all of your questions or locate the source that can otherwise assist you. Contact our staff or volunteers at (262) 268-1132 or visit our offices at 114 E. Grand Avenue, . Thank you for choosing historic, downtown Port Washington as your business home!