Financial Assistance

Whether you are just starting out, expanding your footprint or looking to relocate to Kaukauna – we are here to help your business succeed. We pride ourselves on offering competitive financial assistance, exceptional utility rates, and on offering a smooth customer service experience.


The City of Kaukauna's Revolving Loan Fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Kaukauna (RACK). Businesses in Kaukauna may apply for low interest loans as a form of "gap financing", to complement conventional financing. See the Loan Program information linked at the bottom of this page.
The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program offers low interest loans to commercial property owners to help implement energy efficiency improvements, such as improving insulation materials or upgrading to high efficiency appliances. See the Loan Program information linked at the bottom of this page.
Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts have financially supported redevelopment of underutilized and/or blighted areas in Kaukauna. Tax Increment "gap" financing ensures that major area or neighborhood redevelopment projects in the City are on a level playing field with greenfield development.
As one of the state's largest publicly-owned utilities, Kaukauna Utilities provides business customers and residents in Kaukauna and the surrounding area with some of the lowest cost energy. Kaukauna Utilities is a leading producer of hydroelectric power in Wisconsin.

Economic Development Links and Files



Site plan applications that will be reviewed by the Plan Commission or Industrial Park Commission should review the applications below.

Plan Commission Site Plan Application

Industrial Park Commission Site Plan Application


Special events that are being hosted on public property and are open to the public should complete a special event application more than 30 days in advance of the scheduled event. This application ensures that the City can support events held in the community in areas such as public safety (street closures, police support) and community wellbeing (garbage removal, proper permitting).

Special Event Application


Redevelopment Authority Loan Handbook | An overview of the gap financing program available to Kaukauna businesses

Revolving Loan Program Information | Description, Terms and Eligibility for the RACK Revolving Loan Program (Loans of $5,000 or more)

Revolving Loan Program Application

Microloan Program Information | Description, Terms and Eligibility for the RACK Microloan Program (Loans of $5,000 or less)

Microloan Program Application

Energy Assistance (PACE) Loan Program Information | Description, Terms and Eligibility for the Energy Assistance Loan Program

Energy Assistance (PACE) Loan Program Application


City of Kaukauna Comprehensive Plan 2013-2043

City of Kaukauna Zoning Code

City of Kaukauna Sign Code