Our Partners and Services
The Fox Cities Regional Partnership (FCRP)
, an economic development organization serving all of Calumet County, Outagamie County, and the northern portion of Winnebago County. FCRP is Brillion's primary economic development organization. FCRP focuses their services on industry, specializes in business retention and expansion, and works with site selectors to bring businesses to the area that support the region's major industry clusters. Clusters targeted are: manufacturing; food processing; regional offices; and transportation. Visit their site for a list of available properties.
In addition to being served by the FCRP, Brillion is also served by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
. WEDC is a statewide economic development corporation which can offer business incentives in the form of tax credits, grants, training dollars, and other incentive packages. They also provide brownfield and community development services.NEW NORTH,
a regional economic development organization serving 18 counties, also provides services to the residents and businesses in Brillion. NEW NORTH provides business and talent development services. NEW NORTH serves a larger region that FCRP, and therefore targets more industries. The targeted industries NEW NORTH works to attract and expand are: defense; marine; new agriculture and food manufacturing; power and energy; dairy product manufacturing; pulp, paper, and paper converting; and electrical equipment manufacturing.The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board
and the Fox Valley Technical College
work with businesses in the City on workforce development and training needs. The Technical College also provides international business services.
Brillion is also a member of the Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP), a group of economic development professionals providing assistance to the Fox Cities Regional Partnership (above); the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Development Partnership (NEWREP)
which works closely with NEW NORTH (above); and the Lakeshore Cluster Initiative
which works to strengthen and expand existing industry clusters in the Lake Michigan region. Primary clusters the Initiative focuses on are: agriculture; energy; manufacturing; and tourism.Thinking of starting a business?
Do you have an existing business that you need assistance in expanding or finding a new location? The Community Development staff is here to help!
The following overview of business resources highlight the most commonly requested services. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact us for a custom response to your business needs. For information on business or available sites, visit the Business Resources page.Business Planning Assistance (E-Seed Program)
The development of a business plan is the key tool to starting and expanding a successful business. The City of Brillion supports the E-Seed program, an entrepreneurship training program to assist in the business planning process. A detailed description of the E-Seed program and the registration materials for the course can be viewed at the E-Seed website,
hosted by Fox Valley Technical College.
E-Seed Express is an 8-week course designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help develop management and planning tools for guiding and growing a small business. Visit the Venture Center website
for more information.
PRO-seed™ powered by E-Myth® is a blended learning experience combining online curriculum developed by E-Myth Worldwide, with one-to-one business coaching. Visit www.venturecenterwi.biz
for more information.SBDC Business Counseling
Through Calumet County’s partnership with the UW Green Bay Small Business Development Center, start-up and existing companies in the county have access to expertise provided by Entrepreneurship Specialist Ray York.
Native to Eau Claire County, Ray joined the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation an Entrepreneurship Specialist in 2018. His position is part of a collaboration with the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay, where he works in coordination with the SBDC as a business counselor.
Ray supports existing and start-up businesses throughout Calumet County. He meets with businesses at their locations, or at a mutually convenient public space such as a coffee shop.
In addition to his positions at the SCEDC and SBDC, Ray is a small business owner, serving as President of York Estates, Inc, which has owned The Rochester Inn in Sheboygan Falls since 2016. Ray serves on the board of directors for the Sheboygan Falls Chamber Main Street, participating on the Economic Development Committee, and working as the Tourism Liaison for the Tourism Committee. Ray is also a SCORE volunteer and mentor.
To schedule a time to meet with Ray, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 920-946-9379.