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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. 


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Who's the Boss?

Taj Pearsall and his cousin Beth Fritzler had been bringing delicious wings to the customers of Buffalo Boss in Milwaukee’s Sherman Phoenix food hall for five years when Keith Stanley said, “You should open a Buffalo Boss in my neighborhood.” With those words, Stanley, the then director of Near West Side Partners, ignited a spark that had been waiting in Taj, a spark that would become the second location of Buffalo Boss Midwest. 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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