Local business loans and grants still available


(Willmar MN-) Willmar and Kandiyohi County Economic Development Commission Director Aaron Backman says they still have emergency business loans available for businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Backman says Kandiyohi County was one of the first in the state to set up it's own loan program when the pandemic hit last March....

...Backman says they have also given grants to all 88 child care home businesses in the county and 10 immigrant disaster relief grants, which is funded through the Southwest Initiative Foundation. He thanks for all the hard work of the EDC's Finance Committee examining and approving the grants and loans. And Backman says they still have money left for more loans...

...Backman says on Tuesday Governor Walz signed a bill making 60 million dollars available for small business relief, and the legislature is also working on a bill enabling the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief funds. If you have questions on the availability of COVID-19-related funds, contact Backman at aaron@kandiyohi.com.