We’re All In Small Business Grant – Opens June 15, 2020

PANDEMIC RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN WISCONSIN Small businesses in Wisconsin often operate on razor-thin profit margins and hold very little cash in reserve, which makes weathering the effects of a global pandemic particularly challenging. Complicating matters for these small businesses seeking federal or other financial assistance is that they often lack the financial relationships…

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Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant Extended to May 26th

Governor Tony Evers announced that 1,000 ethnically diverse micro-businesses that have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to receive grants of $2,000 each under a new state program. The $2 million initiative is focused on supporting ethnically diverse micro-businesses that have not received SBA Paycheck Protection Program or state disaster relief.…

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WEDC Announces Focus Forward to Help Businesses and Communities

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is pleased to announce a new digital platform with resources, information and inspiration to help Wisconsin businesses and communities facing economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Focus Forward serves as an online one-stop shop for state, federal and other funding and operational assistance programs, while also providing up-to-date…

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Business Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 Business Resources SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.   The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC): The COVID-19 pandemic poses…

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USDA Rural Development Innovation Center Offers Tools for Innovation, Best Practices and More

Innovation Matters: Funding Opportunities, Publications, Events and Learning USDA Rural Development Innovation Center Offers Tools for Innovation, Best Practices and More The Innovation Center is hard-wired into USDA’s structure with a mission to identify best practices and bring continuous improvement in program delivery to enhance the quality of life in rural communities. The Center works…

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AICCW-FACC Native Business Development Center

AICCW-FACC Native Business Development Center For a limited time, the AICCW-FACC are making all of their Native Business Development Center e-learning videos free to the public. This is a huge benefit to members and non-members interested in learning more about all aspects of running, growing and sustaining a successful minority-owned business in Wisconsin. Please fill…

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Federal Reserve’s Center for Indian Country Development

The Center for Indian Country Development is: A nationally recognized thought leader and clearinghouse for resources and initiatives concerning Native economic development A respected contributor to research critical to Indian Country constituents The Federal Reserve System’s principal point of contact and key supporter of the Fed in fulfilling its responsibility to Indian Country Learn More

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A New Mortgage Lending Resource for Indian Country

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data Now Available on CICD’s Reservation Profiles By: Kevin Johnson, Data Analyst, and Richard M. Todd In early 2017, the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) introduced its Reservation Profiles to provide basic demographic information from the American Community Survey (ACS) on federally recognized American Indian reservations with populations of at least…

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Indian Business Alliances: Shared Vision and Intersecting Pathways

Driven by mutual values and goals, Indian Business Alliances in the Federal Reserve Bank’s Ninth District achieve successful outcomes using innovative and tailored strategies. By: Sandy Gerber, Community Development Senior Project Manager Since 2006, the Minneapolis Fed has supported the development and growth of Indian Business Alliances (IBAs) in five of the six states comprising the Fed’s…

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