How small business grants have helped ‘smallest of the small’ businesses bounce back

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Back in March the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) launched a $5 million grant program targeting some of the "smallest of the small" businesses from around Wisconsin that suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Small Business 20/20 grants awarded 763 small businesses with an average of $8,900 to help.

"State government and especially the WEDC are wanting to do what we can to help," WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes said. "We want to understand what they`re going through so we can find solutions together and work on things together."

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