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.
Sign Grants - Are designed to assist downtown business owners with eligible signage improvements and/or new signage. Matching grants provide up to 50% of the cost, not to exceed $250.00. Click Here for details.
Facade Grants - are designed to assit downtown buisness and/or building owners with eligable facade improvements. Matching grants provide up to 50%of the cost, not to exceed $1500.00. Click Here for Details
Community Loan Programs - with the support of Port Washington State Bank, Port Washington Main Street is focused on revitalizing our economy with new low-cost loans between $5,000 and $50,000, for new and existing businesses. The purpose of these loans is to encourage new investment in commercial properties and strengthen our communities by assisting with start-up and expansion costs.
Port Washington Main Street Economic Revitalization Program -- To Apply submit a loan application by contacting John Schumacher/VP-Commercial Lender at PWSB. Your application will be confidentially reviewed by the bank. Loan review generally occurs within 15 days once your application pack is received.
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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 Assistance, Coaching or Mentoring - Main Street has successfully partnered new businesses with one-on-one assistance, coaching or mentoring. The Economic Revitalization Committee (ER) is focused on meeting downtown business needs. Whether your business is established, new to, or considering relocation to Port Washington, this program may be helpful to you. We encourage you to contact us or call our office at (262-268-1132).
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.