Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes visited Washburn today to see how the Main Street Bounceback Grants have transformed the small Bayfield County city’s downtown.

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our Wisconsin communities,” Gov. Evers said. “These businesses not only provide jobs and build wealth, they bring vitality and life to our downtowns. The creativity and spirit these business owners bring is part of what makes Wisconsin a wonderful place to live.”

(Adapted from “State officials in Washburn to encourage ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ for holidays,” November 18, 2021, Ladysmith News)