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Lending businesses the power to succeed for over 50 years.

Funding growth. Fueling jobs. Fostering prosperity. 

MEDC provides responsible, affordable funding to businesses throughout Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee, Walworth, Waukesha, and Washington Counties. We focus on job creation and retention, particularly in underserved neighborhoods. Since our doors opened in 1971, MEDC has been a participating lender in thousands of investment projects throughout the Milwaukee 7 region. Combined, these projects have generated more than two billion dollars in new investment and thousands of new jobs. Today, close to half of MEDC’s annual loan investments support minority-owned businesses and more than a third fund women-owned companies. 

MEDC provides creative, flexible, and relevant financing to help entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized businesses discover success. How can we help you? LEARN MORE.

Complete our Loan Information Form and a MEDC Relationship Manager will contact you. 

MEDC is a Community Development Financial Institution, a loan fund that works in economically distressed markets that are underserved in the traditional financial arena. We're also a Community Development Entity, SBA Community Advantage Lender, EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance RLF Operator, and Community Development Block Grant Operator. 

Upcoming Opportunities

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is mobilizing another round of affordable loans to Milwaukee neighborhoods, with preference for disadvantaged businesses facing economic challenges due to rising costs and limited access to capital. Applications close July 8, 2024. 

Find out more about qualifications and the application

MEDC CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

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All Under One Roof

In order for softball and baseball athletes to be at the top of their game, they must devote time to honing skills, not just during the season, but year round. They need a facility in which to train during the cold winter months. Dave Peltz started Delta Sports in 2014 as a training facility for athletes ages 12-18 to develop and improve their skills in the off season – a place to work on hitting, fielding, and throwing and to engage in custom weight training, core work, and stretching. But in 2022, the organization now known as Delta Sports Performance LLC outgrew its home... READ MORE.

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Partnerships create amazing possibilities!

MEDC works in partnership with area lenders and other non-profit lenders to provide the financing your project needs. Our team approach to lending allows us to provide low interest funds to more businesses —some that might not not be able to otherwise access the dollars needed— so that we can assist you in achieving your goals, and help create and retain jobs in communities throughout Milwaukee and surrounding areas. LEARN MORE about how MEDC works with lender partners.

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