MadREP Report | April 15, 2020
Twenty-eight entries representing sectors as broad as health technologies and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants have survived two rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its sponsors and volunteers.

“Knowing that half of all finalists in the state-wide business competition call our Region home is a tremendous honor and speaks to the industrial diversity of our eight counties,” said MadREP President Paul Jadin.
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Finalists in Gov's Biz Plan Contest poised to be part of ...

“It will be young companies such as those advancing in this year’s contest that will help to lead the economic recovery once COVID-19 recedes in Wisconsin and elsewhere,” said Greg Lynch, chairman of the Tech Council and a partner at the law firm...

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Rock County Board approves small business aid program

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Will COVID-19 rebalance America's uneven economic...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CEOs identified the largest impacts the pandemic was having on their businesses. All said they are shifting as many workers as possible to working remotely and drastically reducing business travel.

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SBA: COVID-19

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.

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Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and State of Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits.

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Combating the Coronavirus

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare...

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Greater Madison Chamber Slido

Join the Conversation. Please ask questions related to COVID-19 and business here.

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