MONROE – Come find out more about G​reen County’s new Growth Opportunity Fund and how it could benefit your business at a free workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Monroe.

The workshop will include important information on how to present a competitive application for the Growth Opportunity Fund, along with insider tips on what the selection committee is looking for.

Green County Development Corporation administers the Growth Opportunity Fund, which provides gap funding to startup and new businesses (in business 5 years or less) in Green County or within a municipality partially in Green County. These businesses could be advanced manufacturing; agriculture or food processing; information systems or software; medical devices; bioscience; or energy. There is no job creation requirement to be eligible. The loan fund may not be used for multi-family housing.

GCDC is raising funds totaling $375,000 from local donations, with a matching $375,000 in funds from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. As money is repaid with interest, funds are lent to help other businesses – a revolving loan fund.

The workshop will be held at the Enterprise Center at Blackhawk Technical College Monroe Campus. The center’s entrance is located on the north end of BTC, across from Alp & Dell Cheese Store.

More information about the Growth Opportunity Fund is available from GCDC at 608.328.9452 or emailing