Around $34M given out so far to help start, grow businesses

Wisconsin small businesses are still able to receive $10,000 grants to help start up or expand their operations as part of the state’s Main Street Bounceback Program. Around $34 million has gone to more than 3,400 businesses and nonprofits throughout the state as of April 1, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which manages the program.

The grant program gives people more chances to shop local and support their communities, Missy Hughes, secretary of WEDC, said.

“When you put this money to work in a small business in a community, that dollar gets stretched and used again and again by our small businesses,” Hughes said. “You really see the local economies benefiting from having that influx and that stimulus.”

[Adapted from: Main Street grant program gives millions to Wisconsin small businesses, nonprofits Apr. 12, 2022, WPR]