COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

BUSINESS INSIGHTS AND RELIEF INFORMATION

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to all types of Wisconsin businesses, with supply chain disruptions, shifts in product demand, and changing public health guidance for keeping workers and customers safe.

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. Please bookmark this page and check back for future updates; you may also wish to subscribe to our Focus Forward digest to receive updates by email.

Apply for a grant from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Relief is coming for eligible restaurants, bars and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19! A new program from the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide emergency assistance equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and $5 million per physical location.

Pre-registration opens on April 30 at 8 a.m. Applications will be accepted starting May 3 at 11 a.m.

Act fast: Applications will close once eligible funds are exhausted. Visit the SBA website for full program details.

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Apply for a grant from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Pre-registration begins April 30 for the program, which will provide emergency assistance equal to a business’s pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and $5 million per physical location. Read More

Wisconsin Main Street Downtown Pitch Contest now open for applications

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New report outlines state’s economic recovery strategy

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