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Community Loan Programs

With the support of Port Washington State Bank, the communities of Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington and Saukville aim to revitalize their economies 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.

What Can the Loans Be Used For?

  • Redevelopment of blighted property and vacant facilities
  • Costs associated with environmental, safety, and/or building code compliance or development
  • Land of building purchase
  • Equipment purchase
  • Leasehold (non-residential) improvements

Cedarburg Economic Development Loan Program -- To Apply

Submit a loan package application (More information available here).  Your loan package application will be confidentially reviewed by the Loan Program Committee.  Loan approval generally takes 15 days once your application is submitted and received.

Contact Mary Sheffield (Economic Development Coordinator, City of Cedarburg) for application questions:

  • (262) 387 - 2050
  • msheffield@ci.cedarburg.wi.us

Grafton South Commercial District Development Loan Program -- To Apply

Submit a loan package application and business plan (Available here).  Your loan application will be confidentially reviewed by the Loan Program Committee.  Loan approval generally takes 30 days once your application package is submitted and received.

Contact the Economic Development Coordinator of the Village of Grafton for application questions:

  • (262) 375 - 5303

Port Washington Main Street Development Program -- To Apply

Submit a loan application.  Your application will be confidentially reviewed by the Port Washington Main Street Loan Program Committee.  Loan approval generally takes 15 days once your application pack is submitted.

Contact Port Washington Main Street Inc. for application questions:

  • (262) 268-1132
  • pwmsdirector@gmail.com

Saukville Community Development Loan Program -- To Apply

Submit a business plan and loan package application.  Your application will be confidentially reviewed by the Loan Program Committee.  Loan approval generally takes 30 days once your application pack is submitted.

Contact the Economic Development and Planning Director for application questions:

  • (262) 284-9423
  • comdev@village.saukville.wi.us

Thiensville Community Development Loan Program -- To Apply

Submit a loan package application (available here). Your application will be confidentially reviewed by the Loan Program Committee. Loan approval generally takes 15 days once your application is submitted and received. 

Contact the Thiensville Village Administrator for application questions:

  • (262) 242-3720
  • drobertson@village.thiensville.wi.us