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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information for Employers and Employees:


Governor Walz Announces End to Statewide Face Covering Requirement


Governor Walz Announces Timeline to End State COVID-19 Restrictions


Wilkin County COVID-19 Relief Program Grant- Click Here


DEED Update: New Federal Stimulus Legislation



For Business & Organizations- Safe Safe Guidance


Governor Walz Convenes Special Session of MN Legislature to Pass COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Workers, Families


Dial back to save lives 11/20/20 through 12/18/20


MN Guidance and resources for all employers



City of Breckenridge CARES Small Business Grant from $2,000-$15,000: Click Here

CARES Small Business Grant Application

CARES Small Business Grant Program Guidelines

CARES Small Business Grant Program FAQ


FREE, one-on-one business consulting to Re-Energize Your Business from West Central MN Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)



The $600 of federal unemployment benefit will expire at the end of July. If you are in need of additional state and community services, and resources- Click Here



DEED Small Business Relief Grants


Unemployment Support


Wahpeton Daily News Recovery Package


Stay Safe Plan beginning on June 10, 2020


Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening


MN Unemployment Insurance Information of Workers & Self-employed & independent contractors



Live Q&A with Greg at WCI on MN DEED’s Small Business Emergency Loan on May 26th.

Safely Returning to Work

Economic Development Association of MN webinars

EDA Grant Opportunity


MN Business Opening Plan Template

Safely Returning to Work on May 18th

Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-54: Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Food Manufacturing Guidance


Manufacturing Workers and Employers Guidance from CDC and OSHA


Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-40: Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development – for businesses: Safely Returning to Work questions and answers and links to COVID-19 Preparedness Plan templates and guidelines.

Can my business be open? Review the guidance  

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template - Word document | PDF

Checklist guidelines for creating a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan - Word document | PDF


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans  to small businesses

Salesforce is offering a grant of $10k

Reopening businesses in the Southern Valley webinar Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00 am

Reopening businesses in the Southern Valley Informational Flyer

Support Main Street Retail webinar Tuesday, April 28th by University of Minnesota Extension at 9:00 am

Resources for MN Businesses- financial assistance, the paycheck protection program, and the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act


Overview of the programs that recently passed into law from Nadine Julson CPA

Do you have a SBA loan right now, or contemplating taking one out?

                    SBA Loan Calculator from Eide Bailey

Small Business Owner's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


MN DEED Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

Do you have ideas for MN state government support of the MN Economy during this crisis?

MN Critical Business List

If your business is not on the list on the above link and you feel are are an essential business- Click here

Stimulus Package by International Economic Development Council

Free Digital Support for Small Businesses

MN Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans: The Three Step Process

Do you have a business update?

CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Drinking Water & Wastewater from US Environmental Protection Agency


Unemployment benefits for workers


Disaster assistance for businesses

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Emergency Loan Program

Southern Valley Strong Facebook Page

Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce

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