The Main Street Bounceback and Community Development Investment (CDI) grants, meanwhile, have helped revitalizing small businesses, stimulating the local economy and ensuring vibrancy in communities across Wisconsin.

“The city of Ripon is grateful for the continued support our community has received,” Ripon City Administrator Adam Sonntag said. “The dollars that are being infused into our local small businesses have made a tremendous impact on the livelihood of our community and have contributed to the success of countless small businesses.”

He added that “the city is especially grateful for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CDI Grant award to support the Knuth Brewing Co. project.” The city applied for the $250,000 grant in January after approving a developer’s agreement with Knuth Brewing Co. to turn the American House building at 230 Watson St. into a brewpub and event center.

[Adapted from: Wisconsin’s Department of Administration Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld visits Ripon June 4, 2023, Ripon Press]