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About the Guides

These guides are meant to answer common business owner concerns.  Each guide includes resources related to that topic.  Within each guide is a chart that helps you identify possible places and types of incentives given a situation.  Each resource on the chart has a corresponding brief explanation and a link to find more info on the subsequent pages. 

These guides do NOT represent an exhausted list of available resources for businesses; however, these are the most trusted and common resources used by business owners in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. For a more detailed search of programs that are available to your business contact the SCEDC staff

The Guides

Small Business Financing
Entrepreneurship Resources
Export-Import Assistance
Workforce Recruitment and Development


Local Information

Sheboygan County Business Initiatives and News, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

LTC Workforce Solutions, Lakeshore Technical College

Regional Information

Northeast Wisconsin Business Initiatives and News, The New North

State-wide Information

Wisconsin Business Initiatives and News, WI Department of Commerce

Importing and Exporting, WI Department of Commerce, Export Development

Wisconsin Rural Development, Wisconsin USDA State Office


NEW Manufacturing Alliance - The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a group of manufacturers, working with educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, and state organizations to promote manufacturing in our region.  Our vision is to unite northeast Wisconsin manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities.

North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance - The purpose of the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance is to convene the ship, yacht and boat manufacturers in the region to work in partnership with the leaders in workforce development, educational institutions, and economic development to promote, develop, and grow the industry.

Industry-Specific Resources 

Wisconsin Wind Works - Wisconsin Wind Works is a consortium of nearly 300 suppliers and manufacturers working collaboratively to satisfy foreign and domestic wind power supply chain needs.  It is a collaborative initiative of New North, Inc. a regional non-profit economic development organization, dedicated to building powerful supply chain partnerships to courage business development in wind energy.

BioSpace - BioSpace is the leading online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals. For over 23 years, BioSpace has provided quality recruitment and job-seeking opportunities for professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Lumber & Wood Industry
Lake States Lumber Association - Incorporated in 1983 to provide representation to a broad cross-section of individuals and business organizations involved in the timber industry, the Lake States Lumber Association’s membership has grown to over 200 members representing 20 states and two Canadian Provinces. The Association’s primary objective is to assure members and industry of a sustainable forest resource. This objective is achieved by a network of committees and volunteers.

WHEDA Updates, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Wisconsin SBIR, Wisconsin Small Business Innovation Research 

Green Energy & Technology Updates, WI Office of Energy Independence