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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Despite shows being canceled and galleries closed, arts groups around the state are finding new ways to interact with—and be a source of strength for—their communities. Read More
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In collaboration with other state agencies, WEDC has created a set of guidelines for how businesses can do their part to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of employees and customers when they reopen. Learn more in a new video from WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes. Read More
Luke Zahm discusses how he’s moving his restaurant forward in the wake of the pandemic in Wisconsin. Join Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC as she talks to the chef and owner of Driftless Cafe and Wiscochef Enterprises and host of the “Wisconsin Foodie” television show about his restaurant business before and after COVID-19. Read More
View the recording of the May 18, 2020, livestream with WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes. This livestream touched on guidelines for businesses to protect employees and customers; a resource to connect companies in need of personal protective equipment with those that make it; the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant initiative; and the newly announced We’re All In initiative with additional relief funds for small businesses. Read More