$500,000 State Grant Supports Service Industry Companies Affected by COVID-19

MARCH 27, 2020 - NORTHWEST LOWER, MI – A $500,000 Michigan Strategic Fund Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will support grants to businesses in the 10 counties of Northwest Lower Michigan affected by Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-09 . That order was issued March 16, 2020, and placed temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation.

The Northwest Small Business Relief Fund Collaborative consists of  Networks Northwest Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Northwest Michigan Works! Traverse Connect Alliance for Economic Success , and  Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce

“The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Council is participating in this early business relief program with our regional partners at Networks Northwest,” stated Stacie Bytwork, President. “There will be a quick turnaround to get funding out to businesses in need. We encourage eligible businesses to visit our WEBSITE and begin the process of applying right away.”