Gov. Evers encourages businesses to utilize WEDC resources as part of new executive Order
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - While many recommendations were made by Gov. Tony Evers and his new executive order Tuesday, one message was made very clear: “each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery.”

One agency helping businesses survive and also highlighted by the governor in his address was the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Secretary and CEO of the WEDC Missy Hughes estimates 10 to 15 percent of businesses have “disappeared” due to the COVID-19 impact.

“The challenge is when [businesses] don’t have customers coming in,” Hughes said. “We want to make sure we find a balance between public health and economic health… and find a way for these businesses to stay open and be able to thrive. That means we have to get the virus under control.”...

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