SCEDC To Present At Jake’s Cafe

Need a little extra fuel to get your business into second gear? On April, 13th at 10:30am, Jim Schuessler of the SCEDC will be presenting what they have to offer. Don’t miss this opportunity!  Jim will cover  non-traditional loan programs,  availability of financial resources, financial incentives and the truth about grants

Jim Schuessler is native of Oconto Falls, WI and he joined SCEDC in 2014. Previously he was the executive director for Forest County (WI) Economic Development Partnership, which he led from 2011 to 2014. Prior to his joining FCEDP, Forest County had no business retention and expansion strategy or funding mechanisms. During Schuessler’s tenure, he developed several funding options for county development including joining Central Wisconsin Economic Development (CWED), raising nearly $100,000 for a micro-loan fund through donations by local lenders and foundations, as well as development of a 501(c)6 economic development fund, developing a three-way relationship between economic development, industry, and municipalities. As a result millions have been invested in Forest County and still millions more are available for future development. During his tenure he completed the training necessary for CEcD certification and is currently completing education necessary for NDC certification.