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The economic development program is designed to encourage and assist the private sector in growing, creating jobs, and contributing to Brown County’s overall economy and quality of life. The Brown County Planning Commission currently administers two programs to grow our local economy: the Brown County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and the Turning Brown County Green Brownfield Assessment Grant Fund.

The Brown County Planning Commission administers the Brown County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Program for businesses seeking reduced interest loans for a business start up or expansion that will result in job creation or retention opportunities in Brown County. The loan program typically funds qualified equipment purchases, working capital needs, land/building purchases or other non-construction related expenditures.

Brown County Research and Business Park Feasibility Study

Brown County Planning Commission staff prepared this report in response to the Brown County Executive’s initiative to promote economic development and continue to build the local supply of sustainable jobs. The purpose of this report is to summarize the preliminary evaluation of whether sufficient demand exists for a research/business park in Brown County and if it is feasible to offer these services at the Brown County Farm property.

One of the primary goals of this effort is to foster collaboration between Brown County, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, the City of Green Bay, and the business community in Brown County. The staffs of the Brown County Planning Commission, UW-Extension, and GRAEF Consulting have evaluated the feasibility of a Brown County-developed and university affiliated research and business park, and this report addresses the findings of this evaluation.

Feasibility Study Executive Summary

Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study Presentation
Brown County Interactive Business Park Map

As a top initiative of the Brown County Planning and Land Services Department, we are utilizing new technology to further efforts which increase the visibility of properties available for purchase and development around the county. Utilizing online mapping, the Planning and Land Services Department has created a tool that allows prospective businesses to "shop" for available land within business and industrial park lands located in Brown County. The new tool, aptly called the "Brown County Business Park Interactive Map," offers users information for each business park including contact information for the local municipality as well as a demographic profile for the surrounding area. The Brown County Planning and Land Services Department has been working with each municipality to collect detailed data on each business park, which is an ongoing progress. This detailed information contains important information including site information, transportation, utilities, adjacent land uses, terms, as well as contact information for the local municipality, Advance, and Brown County Economic Development. Please access the link below:

Business Park Map

Wisconsin Development Fund Revolving Loan Fund Procedures Manual - The Brown County Planning Commission administers the Brown County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Program for businesses seeking reduced interest loans for a business start up or expansion that will result in job creation or retention opportunities in Brown County. The program manual includes program guidelines, application procedures, forms and a list of required application materials for a loan request. Revolving Loan Fund Application.

The following links are of various agencies that the County staff works with on economic development projects.

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Olde Main Street - Green Bay

On Broadway

City of Green Bay - Economic Development Authority

Downtown Green Bay Inc.

Bay Area Workforce Development

Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Contact:  Chuck Lamine, AICP - Planning Director
Phone: 920-448-6480
Fax: 920-448-4487
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Mailing Address:  305 E. Walnut St. Room 320
P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
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