Financial Resources

There is financial assistance available through a variety of sources for local business in Sun Prairie. The City of Sun Prairie maintains several of these programs.

For more information or specifics on any of the following programs contact the Economic Development Department at (608) 825-1107 or business@cityofsunprairie.com.
WPPI Expansion
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
The City of Sun Prairie currently maintains four active TIF Districts. Within each of these geographic areas, the City will consider requests for assistance from development projects that generate new revenue from newly created property tax base above and beyond what is already in place. Competitive requests will have significant economic impact in the form of increased tax base, increased employment opportunities, significant private investment, and a positive impact on the future development of the surrounding area. More Information
Revolving Loan Fund
The City of Sun Prairie through its participation in the Wisconsin Development Fund (WDF) Program has retained funds for the establishment of an Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). This fund is designated to make direct business loans on a companion basis with other financing sources (public sector loans, governmental loans/grants, equity, etc.). For complete Revolving Loan guidelines click here.
Industrial Revenue Bonds
The State of Wisconsin's Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) Program allows the City of Sun Prairie to support industrial development through the sale of tax-exempt bonds. The proceeds from the bond sale are loaned to businesses to finance capital investment projects at, primarily, manufacturing facilities. Even though IRBs are municipal bonds, they are not general obligations of the municipality. The company or business that will use the facilities provides the interest and principal payments on the loan. The City is in partnership with the business, lending its name, but not its credit, to the bond issue.

For more information on what qualifies visit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation online.
Utility Assistance Programs
The City of Sun Prairie with Sun Prairie Utilities and WPPI Energy maintain a series of economic development assistance programs for private businesses ranging from energy audits to equipment assistance.
For information on WPPI Energy programs contact (608) 834-4500 or contact@wppienergy.org. For information programs available at Sun Prairie Utilities contact (608) 837-5500 or information@sunprairieutilities.com.
Customized Financial Assistance
For projects that meet specific development goals of the City, and show significant economic impact, the City of Sun Prairie may consider negotiating additional incentives. For an overview of current districts and potential assistance available contact the Economic Development Department at (608) 825-1107 or business@cityofsunprairie.com.
Assistance Available Through the State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
For a summary of programs available through the State of Wisconsin visit the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation online.
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin maintains several programs to help offset the costs of training and other efforts designed to get workers into successful employment.

Visit the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin online or contact them at 608-249-0001 for more information.