Information & Resources

Financing Mechanisms

The City of Kaukauna’s Community Development Department offers several programs to assist existing and new businesses in expanding or locating in the City.  The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Kaukauna (RACK) provides low interest loans to assist entrepreneurs in acquiring downtown properties, expanding existing facilities, or purchasing equipment.  RACK also administers a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program that lends funds to companies for the completion of energy efficient improvements.

Within the Central Business District and the Industrial Park Network, the City has established tax incremental finance districts (TIF) to provided necessary assistance in the placement of infrastructure and other public programs.  The City can also provide information on programs available through the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration (WHEDA).


Kaukauna Utilities is a community owned and operated electric and water utility, serving more than 13,500 customers in the Kaukauna area.

Kaukauna Utilities offers its business customers some of the lowest electric rates in the state – significantly lower than investor-owned utilities.   Kaukauna Utilities also provides its customers with clean, high-quality water that meets or exceeds all state and federal standards.

Other Information

Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan adopted January 2013 (This is a large file and may load slowly).

Economic Development Low Interest Loans
An information packet and application for the Economic Development Business Loan Program in conjunction with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Kaukauna (R.A.C.K.)

Municipal Zoning Code Chapter 17
The following is Chapter 17 of the Municipal Zoning Code.

Sign Code

City of Kaukauna Planning and Community Development

Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce
Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Home Page

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry Home Page.

PACE Loans

Low interest loans are available to assist businesses in the implementation of energy efficient improvements.  The loans are available through the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) loan program in conjunction with FOCUS on Energy and Kaukauna Utilities.