COVID-19 BUSINESS INSIGHTS AND RELIEF INFORMATION
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to all types of Wisconsin businesses whose operations are impacted by disruptions to their supply chains, withering demand for their products and worker unavailability resulting from sustained social distancing.
This page is designed to provide the latest, best information to our clients and the citizens of Wisconsin on resources aimed at maintaining the vitality of the companies upon which our economy depends. As the volume of inquiries through our phone lines and website prevents us from responding individually to people as we would like, we invite you to visit this page regularly. We plan to update this directory as new information and resources become available.
Included on this page are resources available to Wisconsin businesses from WEDC and other local, state and federal agencies.
Small business owners are encouraged to work with their lenders to address the financial challenges they are facing as a result of COVID-19.
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Serial entrepreneur Angela Damiani, Newaukee CEO, builds connections and growth for talent and small businesses. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Damiani about the state’s business and talent opportunities pre- and post-COVID. Read More
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With most communities canceling events and unsure when they will be able to resume programming in light of the pandemic, WEDC’s downtown development team is offering some ideas for how communities can adapt. These include a focus on smaller events and virtual events, as well as events that can be planned in a short amount of time—so communities can adopt creative strategies instead of simply going the whole summer without any events. Read More
Join us for the next Focus Forward livestream on June 29 at 11 a.m. CDT where WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes will highlight tools are resources available to small businesses in Wisconsin to respond, recover and thrive during these challenging times. Read More
As organizations throughout Wisconsin plan and host events to help businesses recover, this calendar collects them in one central place. Read More