MADISON, Wis. — On Friday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighted how Gov. Tony Evers’ Main Street Bounceback program has helped over 1,000 small businesses bounce back from the pandemic.

Small businesses and family farms are the heart of Wisconsin’s economy, and in communities across the state, small businesses ranging from flower shops to martini bars are benefiting from Gov. Evers’ Main Street Bounceback.

Last week, Gov. Evers launched the “Shop Small Wisconsin” initiative, an effort to encourage Wisconsinites to support small businesses and main streets during the holiday season.

Throughout the pandemic, Gov. Evers has:

While other politicians threaten Wisconsin’s recovery, Gov. Evers is implementing bold and common sense solutions that are moving our state forward. Wisconsin currently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and in Eau Claire, the city has even achieved a record low unemployment rate as small businesses power the ongoing recovery.

See below for a roundup of coverage.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘Bounceback’ grants help small businesses — like flower shops and martini bars — around the state fill previously empty storefronts

NBC 26: Small Business Saturday brings hope to Northeast Wisconsin businesses

WAOW: Governor Evers urges Wisconsinites to shop local

WJFW: Northwoods celebrates Small Business Saturday

WMTV: Gov. Evers encourages Wisconsinites to shop local this holiday season

News 8000: Small businesses say to shop local in La Crosse during the holidays

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