PBII History:
The project began at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville when two former Deans, Tom Lindahl and Dennis Horne began to investigate the possibility of having an incubator building in Platteville. The first meeting was held at the PBII Groundbreaking Cermonyformer PTI Building where the idea was brainstormed. The two deans were aware of funds from the Department of Commerce for conducting feasibility studies. At that time in (1996) the deadline for application to secure funds had expired. The following year they asked Howard Brooks to write a grant application to conduct a feasibility study. In 1997 the University was awarded a $15,000 matching grant to conduct the study. The feasibility study seemed favorable and the next step was to write for a $100,000 matching grant toward the construction of the building.

A $100,000 CBED grant was awarded and this grant is matched with funds from EDA for $411,300, RBEG for $75,000, the donation of land in the Platteville industry park by the City of Platteville, $15,000 from CenturyTel, $32,000 in in-kind donation by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and other in-kind donations. In February of 2000 and April 2001 PBII was awarded a $25,000 CBED grant for operation expenses.

PBII became incorporated in November of 1998. The land was graciously donated by the City of Platteville and closing on this land took place on October 6, 1999. The groundbreaking for the new facility occurred on August 18, 2000. On May 2, 2001, the Platteville Business Incubator was ready for tenants and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 26,000 square foot facility was held on that date.

 Financial Partners:
The Platteville Business Incubator was funded in part through grants from:
  • U.S. Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture through RBEG
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce - CBED
  • The City of Platteville
With additional contributions from:
  • Blackhawk Engineering
  • CenturyTel
  • UW-Extension
And enjoys continuing financial support from:
  • Clare Bank, Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Mound City Bank, Platteville, Wisconsin
  • The University of Wisconsin - Platteville
 Board of Directors:

Maxine Lane

PBII - President

Jeffrey Stange

PBII - Vice President

Asst. VP Comm. Lending

Mound City Bank


Scott Chyko

PBII - Sec/Treas

Delta 3 Engineering


Ron Brisbois

Executive Director

Grant Co. Economic Development Corp.

Pat Clare

President - Clare Bank

Amy Charles

Business & Industry Services Manager
SW WI Tech College

Matt Daleo

CEO

Daleo Machining

Mike Olds

Attorney

Kopp, McKichan, LLP

Eric Rimel

Industrial Studies

UW-P

Karen Kurt

City Manager

City of Platteville

Nick Felder

Comm/Ag Lender

WI Bank & Trust

Ed White
Executive Director

PBII

 

 Links:                                                      Links to PBII Tenants:               
Arts Build 4x Innovations  
City of Platteville Mindful Solutions Counseling  
Midwest Sites Esterline/Avista  
Thrivent - Tim Zauche BEST  
PAIDC The Lunch Bus LLC  
Platteville Chamber of Commerce Green Star Cleaning LLC  
U W - Platteville That Tree LLC  
Platteville Main Street Lundell Insurance  
Southwest WI Regional Planning Kevin Wunderlin LLC  

Night Glow Productions

U. S. Tax Service  
 

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Platteville Business Incubator, Inc.
52 Means Drive, Suite 100
Platteville, WI 53818
Telephone: 608-348-2758   Fax: 608-348-3426

E-mail: pbii@centurytel.net  or   cindy@plattevilleincubator.org

Platteville/Benton Joint Web Site:   www.growingbiz.org

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