Current Success Story


Proto-1 Manufacturing was established in late 1996 and has become a leading manufacturer of specialized pipe and tubing fabrication equipment. Today, the company is led by John and Valerie Schwochert. Proto-1 collaborates with their customers in the development of progressive tube end forming systems made to precise tolerances tailored to... more information


WBD provides the knowledge, service and resources that foster economic development solutions to create jobs, grow businesses and build communities.


Now, more than ever, access to capital becomes an essential part of this economic recovery.  Access to capital is access to opportunity. 

Wisconsin Business Development (WBD) continues to expand our goal of lending support to small business by adding new products and services that increase the availability of solutions that work. We take great pride in the achievements of all the businesses we serve and we value the talent and experience of our staff to provide a statewide network for lending support to small businesses.

We hope that this site will give you the information you need, but please feel free to contact one of our offices for additional help.


Celebrating WBD Small Businesses

Each year WBD hosts the annual Friends of Small Business Luncheon. This event recognizes the many friends who work with and support small business growth in Wisconsin.

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