Locally owned businesses are the source of vibrancy, recreation, and growth within our community, stability in our neighborhoods, and gainful employment for residents. The pandemic spread of COVID-19, and subsequent measures put into place to preserve our public health and safety, have caused many area businesses to close or operate at an extremely reduced capacity.
Businesses must demonstrate economic injury as a result of COVID-19, whether they have been forced to close or are operating at an extremely reduced capacity. The fund will prioritize businesses that have been unable to access other relief funds for any reason.
The goal of the Launch La Crosse Business Recovery Fund is to mobilize funds in our community quickly to preserve businesses while providing training and technical assistance to promote long-term business recovery.