From reporting via Madison’s Channel 3000, many of Wisconsin’s small businesses are getting a valuable lifeline. The $100 million in funding, recently announced by Tony Evers, will include $50 million in additional “We’re All In Grants”.
Grants under this program are geared towards the businesses and sectors that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, such as restaurants, taverns, hair and nail salons, barber shops, and many other services that have struggled to navigate mask and social distancing mandates.
According to Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, “Wisconsin’s small businesses have demonstrated unbelievable creativity and ingenuity in adapting to the pandemic. However, many of them are already stretched to the limit and are concerned about just surviving for the next few months.”
In a statement, Evers said, “Small businesses, including the tourism and lodging industries, are the backbone of our Wisconsin communities. The ongoing pandemic, combined with a lack of action at the federal level may force many of these businesses to shutter their doors for good. That’s why we’re investing another $100 million in businesses and communities across our state. Our communities are in desperate need of additional federal support, but we can’t wait a moment longer to do what we can here in Wisconsin.”
You can read about the huge influx in funding that will soon be rolled out to small businesses here.