Advance is the Economic Development arm of the Greater Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Advance is a public-private partnership committed to improving and diversifying the local economy by assisting businesses on a variety of levels. With a focus on business retention and expansion, Advance offers business assistance and consulting as well as housing a Business incubator. The organizations also manages a countywide micro-loan program and operates a special food business incubator.
Downtown Green Bay Inc.
Olde Main Street Inc.
130 E Walnut
Green Bay, WI 54301
Contact: Jeff Mirkes
Downtown Green Bay Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc. (DGBI/OMSI) are non-profit Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) organized to preserve and to improve the social and economic climate in downtown Green Bay and Olde Main Street District. They support businesses located in the districts by acting as a resource for business start ups, location services, networking opportunities and other economic development projects. DBGI and OMSI also sponsor many public events that bring hundreds of people to the downtown yearly. Their focus is helping businesses on the east side of the Fox River mostly in the central business district.
On Broadway, Inc. (OBI) is a non-profit organization formed in 1995 through a grassroots effort to improve the declining Broadway District and create a vibrant downtown community. The Broadway District is boarded by Mather St. on the north, Mason Street on the south, Ashland Avenue on the west and the Fox River on the east. OBI is a Main Street Program that follows the five-point approach to revitalization that includes Design, Economic Restructuring, Marketing, Organization and Promotional Events. Each of these areas is overseen by a committee made up of volunteers from the community who meet once a month and work with staff, district businesses, and other volunteers to accomplish projects.
The New North
1716 Lawrence Drive
DePere, WI 54115
Contact: Jerry Murphy
New North, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Our mission is to harness and promote the region’s resources, talents and creativity for the purposes of sustaining and growing our regional economy.
This is a one-stop shop for information and resources, both technical and financial, on starting and growing a business in Wisconsin. The site assists with Entrepreneurs and Start-up businesses, Business Growth and Retention, Minority & Women Owned Businesses, Regulatory Assistance & Advocacy, Community Economic Resources, and Tax Credit Programs.