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Our Mission:
To support economic opportunities for low-income and people of color in rural Wisconsin

Latest News

WWBIC Expanding and opening a new business center in Northeast Wisconsin

Established 1979, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) has supported women’s business ownership in our nation’s economy especially providing support those who have been historically under-served or excluded.

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Poverty simulation will be held in Point

As many as 80 simulation participants will be assigned roles in family units and receive background information on their assigned family’s income and expenses. During the simulation, participants will interact with community resources stationed around the room to find or maintain employment, buy groceries, seek social services, and pay bills. CAP’s professional staff will lead the experience and facilitate a debriefing period in which participants can share their insights about what they have learned. The simulation is free and open to the public, though advanced registration is required. Registration is open through November 13 or until full. To register visit For more information about poverty simulations, including information about how to sponsor one, visit or contact Olson at 715-343-7165 or

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Upcoming Events

Strong Women Strong Coffee Featuring: LACEY SADOFF CO-OWNER, BADGER LIQUOR

Start Date:
May 23, 2018

This daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh for themselves and their business.

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Our Partners

Community Assets for People

First American Capital Corporation

Forward Community Investments

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation