Wisconsin is setting aside $100 million to help businesses statewide recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many of our state’s economic corridors – both urban and rural — are filled with empty storefronts,” Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Missy Hughes said in the release. “These business closures have meant loss of employment and income for workers and business owners, decreased tax revenue for local governments, and a concerning trend for other businesses still hanging on. That’s why we’re working together to get this turned around.”

(Adapted from “Wisconsin investing $100M in business recovery,” Apr. 13, 2021, Fox 11 News)