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Business innovation – Main Street & Connect Community businesses adapting to the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic so many local businesses have had to adapt their business plan to adhere to safety guidelines and to best reach their customers. In fall of 2020, WEDC created the We’re All Innovating Contest to recognize and promote the creative ways local startups and small businesses have adapted to the recent challenges. Among the winners were multiple businesses in both Wisconsin Main Street and Connect Communities. These businesses were recognized for the We’re All Innovating Contest based on business innovations, adapting services and adapting technology. Read More

February 10, 2021|Places|

We’re All Innovating Contest recognizes businesses’ creative responses to COVID-19 pandemic

A Milwaukee biotech firm that developed a faster test to detect COVID-19 antibodies, a DePere restaurant that allows customers to “pay it forward” with gift cards to front-line medical workers and a Menomonie food co-op that developed an online ordering platform to highlight local producers are among the 226 statewide winners selected for the We’re All Innovating Contest. Read More

February 3, 2021|INsource Newsletter|

We’re All In Grants provide nearly $240 million total to Wisconsin small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Almost 55,000 Wisconsin small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic received approximately $240 million last year through the We’re All In Grant Program—the largest direct-aid program for small businesses in WEDC history,Governor Tony Evers, WEDC, and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) recently announced. Read More

January 29, 2021|INsource Newsletter|
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