Economic Development is a primary focus for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. The organization provides resources, leadership and partnership support to a wide array of efforts to launch, grow and retain area businesses.
OSHKOSH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Bob Albright, Jr., R. J. Albright, Inc.
Javad Ahmad, Smart-IS, International
Tom Belter (EDAC Chair)
John Davids, Home Care Assistance
Mike Dempsey, Bank First National
Will Deppiesse, Investors Community Bank
Jon Doemel, ZaRonis
Andy Dumke, Alliance Development
Mike Floyd, Continental Girbau
Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation (Chamber Board Chair)
Carol Karls, Immel Construction
David Kruck, Horicon Bank
Dennis Lewandowski, A.P. Nonweiler Company
Jim Macy, Von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Jim Martin, Green 3
Jason Monnett, Wisconsin Business Development
Barb Rau, UW-Oshkosh
Taylor Reetz, Nicolet National Bank
Randy Schmiedel, Discovery Properties
Grant Schwab, First Weber Real Estate
Dan Shea, Shea Electric and Communications
Wayne Youngwirth, Youngwirth Associates, LLC
Oshkosh Chamber Staff
John Casper, President & CEO
Rob Kleman, Senior VP, Economic Development
Economic Development Resources
The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Department promotes and assists with the growth and development of businesses in the Oshkosh area. Through this department, the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce promotes and coordinates downtown development activities as well.
Business Assistance and Economic Development
The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Department provides business assistance through:
- Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District (BID) Recruitment Fund Grant (RFG), which provides qualified businesses with grants for up to $5,000 for expansion and/or relocation into the BID. An online RFG application is available.
- Revolving Loan Fund, through which low-interest loans promote expansion, relocation and retention of qualified businesses in the central business district. An online RLF application is available.
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Economic Development Department offers free and confidential business assistance in the Oshkosh area or those seeking to do business here. We are also offer financial packaging, site planning, and workforce development. Please contact the Economic Development Department at (920) 303-2266 or email [email protected] with inquiries.