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DOWNTOWN

ENTREPRENEUR CONTEST

This August, our organization will be turning 30 years old, and what better way to celebrate then by welcoming a new business to the downtown?

 

If you've been wanting to open a brick and mortar business in the downtown and didn't know where to start, now is your chance!

 

Submit your business plan by May 20th, 2019 and you will be entered to win a fabulous new business prize, including...

-3 months of rent from one of our newly renovated properties in West Allis Downtown, up to 800 square feet
 ($3,000 Value)

-A business Checking Account with start up funds totaling $1,000

-Occupancy Permit from the City of West Allis

-A $5,000 Marketing Package from our media partners including...

    * One Article on On Milwaukee.com

    * $1,000 underwriting credit 91.7 WMSE Frontier Radio and on air interview with DJ Tom Crawford

-Monthly Mentor ship Meetings with Entrepreneurial Professors from Milwaukee Area Technical College

  (Approximately $1,800 Value)

 

And more!

For more information, click the links below

THE PROCESS

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-Submit your business plan here by May 20th, 2019 in order to be entered for the grant

-Our committee will select five finalists to interview. Interviews will take place Wednesday,
June 5th, 2019.

-Winner will be announced

June 14th, 2019 with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting set before the end of the year.  

THE SPACES

The winner will receive 800 square feet in one of the newly renovated propertites in West Allis Downtown

  • MKE Co-Op, located at 7311 W Greenfield Avenue.

    •  Situated among some of the downtown's most visited businesses, this spot is in the middle of it all!

  • 7506 W Greenfield Avenue

    • ​Located right across teh street from West Allis City Hall, this building will be given new life this spring, complete with a mural honoring the Wisconsin State Fair. 

THE FINALISTS

Check back in June for a list of our five finalists! 

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