Xcel Energy Wisconsin Economic Development

We assist new or relocating companies find the sites they need to expand their businesses. Our relationships in regional and local community and economic development have proven invaluable in not only identifying suitable sites, but also in navigating various federal, state and local incentive programs. We also assist businesses effectively manage workforce requirement issues that many companies face when they locate in a new region.


james.m.hanke@xcelenergy.com, Manager, Economic Development & Community Service

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Wisconsin Programs

  • Gap Financing Program

    To encourage business development in communities we serve, we offer a gap financing program. This helps businesses obtain the financing they need for building expansions, equipment purchases, or new construction. Provided by area banks, county revolving loan funds, and non-profit community development corporations this assistance can be supplemented with other programs. We assist individual businesses to maximize use of these local, regional, state, and federal low-interest loans or grants.

    To learn more, contact our Wisconsin team
  • Business Solutions Center

    Our Business Solutions Center provides business customers with a wide range of information and technical expertise on both electric and natural gas issues: 1-800-481-4700

    To learn more, contact our Wisconsin team
  • Energy Conservation Program

    We believe in partnerships with our customers, and we offer incentives to commercial and industrial customers to help offset the cost of designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings through loans and grants.

    To learn more, contact our Wisconsin team