Jump-start grant competition winding down in Eau Claire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – If you’re sitting on a brilliant business idea, it’s time to make that dream a reality.

Downtown Eau Claire Inc. Better known as DECI is inviting Eau Claire entrepreneurs to apply for their ‘Jump-Start Downtown’ grant competition.

Each fall, three businesses are awarded with start-up capital and resources to grow new downtown businesses!

2017 grant recipients Adam and Alicia Condit, who own blue ox running say they’re grateful to have been welcomed to the downtown scene.

“To look back on those first days is kind of weird because there’s just so much going on, you’re pulling all-nighters, you’re doing that grunt work, just to get this little project off the ground on a shoestring budget so you never know what those moves can pay you back with and even if they don’t pay you back in that specific competition, those long term relationships go a really, really long way,” said Condit.

Entrepreneurs looking to start a new business or relocate one to the downtown area must apply by Monday, October 11.

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