Industrial and Commercial Business Development
The City of Kaukauna's Community Development Department offers several programs to assist existing and new businesses in expanding or locating in the City. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Kaukauna (RACK) provides low interest loans to assist entrepreneurs in acquiring downtown properties, expanding existing facilities, or purchasing equipment. RACK also administers a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program that lends funds to companies for the completion of energy efficient improvements.
Within the Central Business District and the Industrial Park Network, the City has established tax incremental finance districts (TIF) to provided necessary assistance in the placement of infrastructure and other public programs. The City can also provide information on programs available through the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration (WHEDA).
Kaukauna Utilities is a community owned and operated electric and water utility, serving more than 13,500 customers in the Kaukauna area.
Kaukauna Utilities offers its business customers some of the lowest electric rates in the state - significantly lower than investor-owned utilities. Kaukauna Utilities also provides its customers with clean, high-quality water that meets or exceeds all state and federal standards.