“One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin’s economy stands at a crossroads between the depths of recession and a return to healthy growth. We need to seize this opportunity for economic recovery by accelerating support for a cornerstone of our prosperity: small businesses.

Last year, we provided nearly $245 million in federal CARES Act assistance to more than 60,000 small businesses through the “We’re All In” grants program. By comparison, WEDC typically makes about 300 financial awards.”

(Adapted from “Missy Hughes: The ingenuity and grit of small business leaders are key to recovery in Wisconsin,” Mar. 21, 2021, The Cap Times)