Business Development: I-7 offers loans for new and expanding Wisconsin businesses at competitiveoften below marketrates.
Other business development programs include: SBA 504 Program, SBA Microloan Program, the Venture Capital Fund, Greater Wisconsin Fund and New Markets Tax Credits.
I-7 manages twelve revolving loan funds with business loans and investments, totaling over $144 million in 3,242 businesses, through direct financing and leveraging of additional funds. During 2005 I-7 placed its $21 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation in five projects and leveraged an additional $29 million to Wisconsin through national allocates. As operating manager of Western Wisconsin Development Corporation, a SBA 504 corporation, I-7 had three loans approved to Wisconsin businesses totaling $2,141,626.
- Housing Development: I-7 has developed more than $70 million in affordable housing.
- Property Management: I-7 has been involved in the management of existing and new construction units for county and municipal housing authorities, private and non-profit developers.
- Employment and Training: I-7 combines job creation with job placement, finding jobs for more than 4,000 people.
Other programs include chemical dependency programs, childcare centers, construction of more than 45 industrial buildings, fourteen local housing entities, and more than 100 related organizations in various Wisconsin communities.