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RELIEF AND RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Wisconsin businesses look forward to a future when they can return to providing the products and services their customers need and crave, unencumbered by threats to the health of their employees and those they serve. Working toward that future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and our success in mitigating the effects of this unprecedented global health emergency.

With input from national and state health and industry experts and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and our regional economic development partners, WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.

You are encouraged to bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates to guidelines and the addition of new industry documents.

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We’re here to help you navigate the complexity of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts.

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The WEDC team makes every effort to ensure our website’s content is always up to date. However, out-of-date references may occur as guidelines change, and WEDC reserves the right to alter this and other webpages on an ongoing basis. To ensure you are referencing the most up-to-date program guidelines, please contact your account manager.

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Reminder: Join us for the Focus Forward livestream Monday, June 29

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Browse events or list your own with WEDC’s new COVID-19 Business Recovery Events Calendar

As organizations throughout Wisconsin plan and host events to help businesses recover, this calendar collects them in one central place. Read More

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