Bring big ideas to life downtown

13 Apr 2021


MADISON, WI. APRIL 13, 2021 – Help make Wisconsin’s downtowns vibrant and dynamic places to live, work and do business by submitting your best idea to the Wisconsin Main Street Downtown Pitch Contest. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will award $10,000 to bring the winning idea to life.

“Small businesses anchor our downtowns,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “These businesses and their owners and employees draw neighbors downtown and create the energy and vitality of downtown districts throughout the state.”

Bakers who sell at the farmers’ market who dream of owning a bakery, the home-based dressmaker ready for a boutique, the bookstore owner who is eyeing adding a coffee bar, the retailer who wants to expand their offerings, and the restaurateur who wants more seating are all eligible to enter.

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