Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWPRC) is an extension of local government in Southwestern Wisconsin. We provide low-cost, expert planning and economic development services to the county, city, village, and town governments of our five-counties. We assist our local communities save both time and money while planning for the future. SWWRPC is one of nine Regional Planning Commissions in the State of Wisconsin.
We assist communities with transportation planning (including Safe Routes to School, rail and transit planning), land use planning (including comprehensive planning, farmland preservation plans, zoning maps and updates), hazard mitigation planning, sustainable community development planning and other needs as they arise.
As a designated EDA Economic Development District, we prepare the annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that describes the region’s economic situation, and includes regional goals and objectives to improve the economy. We also administer the Southwestern Wisconsin Business Development Fund and assist communities build business infrastructure through grant-writing and administration.
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
GIS is a crucial tool for projects involving land use planning, transportation planning, emergency planning, and community development. Our GIS staff provide centralized GIS services for accurate data management, custom mapping, and interactive web-based maps.
Iowa County Revolving Loan Fund
Revolving Loan Funds are meant to be business development and creation tools to bridge financing gaps between the financing already in place and the amount needed for a project. The Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission acts as an initial point of contact to help disseminate information about the fund and to help applicants with questions about the application process.
Iowa County’s fund is managed by the Iowa County Board of Supervisors and the County Finance Director, Roxanne Hamilton. All information supplied by the applicant will be reviewed by financial and business review advisers designated by Iowa County.
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Please contact us if you would like to discuss a project; we would love to hear from you!