Whitewater fund receives $500,000 to help start-up businesses

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Gazette staff
Friday, June 6, 2014

WHITEWATER—A grant from Wisconsin's lead economic development agency is being matched locally to bring $500,000 for new start-up and early-stage businesses in Whitewater.

Officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on Friday presented its second grant to the Whitewater Community Development Authority, the city's economic development organization. The $250,000 grant will fund the Capital Catalyst program.

The Whitewater Community Development Authority will match the grant.

The authority partnered with the Whitewater University Technology Park and Innovation Center and UW-Whitewater to create the Capital Catalyst fund to help entrepreneurs move their business ideas closer to reality.

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