Wisconsin Economic Development Leaders Try To Adjust To COVID-19, George Floyd Protests
Wisconsin economic development leaders say they`re still about 10 days from accepting applications for $75 million in federal grants to small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. But state officials also say they`re working on the right message for independent-minded Wisconsin.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the We`re All In grant program more than two weeks ago. Evers says 30,000 qualifying small firms will be able to use cash grants of $2,500 to assist with the cost of business interruption during the pandemic.

The money can also go for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages, and inventory. Applications for the money will be accepted starting June 15, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Missy Hughes told the WEDC Board Wednesday...

Ken Notes: I look for good new honestly I do, but our economy is in a tailspin and I believe that throwing money at it will do little to help. Missy and WEDC seem to be looking for answers, but we will need new industries to fill the gaps. We need to be in front of things like Solar Power, Organic Foods, Battery Tech, Expanded Tourism, Electric Vehicles, Medical Research, Farm to Table, Craft Beer and Cheese, Feeding the World...

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