MadREP Report | May 27, 2020
Madison Region businesses seeking to open their doors fall into three categories: those actively reopening, those opening their doors wider, and those who will require assistance to reopen. MadREP’s research over the course of Wisconsin’s shutdown tells us 16.24% of businesses in the Region do not feel they can safely reopen without assistance. It is these businesses who find themselves in a most critical and vulnerable position. Does this sound like you? In the coming weeks and months, our staff’s top priority will be to understand how we can help you access the assistance you require to safely reopen. Please reach out to us at 608-571-0420 so we can begin a (socially distant) conversation and continue to visit our MadREP website for the latest reopening and recovery resources.

For business news and funding sources, be sure to check the MadREP website often as we navigate reopening Wisconsin.
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