Small businesses in Milwaukee face significant challenges as a result of Covid-19. Crucial public health precautions have temporarily closed many businesses, and those that remain open face restrictions that impact their bottom lines.
The Milwaukee Department of City Development is maintaining an online resource directory to assist businesses to identify the help that may be available. The webpage is a compilation of local, state, and federal programs; it also provides information on financial support, operational support, and a link to the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s page for public health rules and recommendations.
The resource directory can be reached at city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/
“Small local businesses are extremely important to the Milwaukee economy, and, for many, the challenges presented by the spread of Covid-19 can threaten their existence,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “I want every available tool to be used to support our small businesses, and that’s why we are compiling and publicizing this city resource page.”
The resource directory has been put together and maintained by the DCD Commercial Corridors Team. Updates are made to the page as additional information is available. The directory includes summaries and links to a wide range of programs. It also provides information in Spanish.
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