Leader-Telegram Evers touts his work for small businesses during EC stop


Published: September 12, 2022

EAU CLAIRE — Gov. Tony Evers touted the work he has done on behalf of small businesses during a stop Monday at 3rd & Vine, a craft beer and cheese bar in Eau Claire.

Evers announced that more than 100 small business owners across Wisconsin are endorsing his re-election campaign.

“Small business owners are the backbone of the state’s economy,” he said.

During his first term, Evers said, he has delivered over $1 billion dollars in funding to small businesses — including grants to more than 5,200 small businesses who have opened or expanded brick and mortar locations on Main Streets in all 72 counties.

These businesses have helped our communities by creating jobs and ensuring a stable local economy, he said.

Evers said he will continue investing in small businesses by adding more funding to the Main Street Bounce Back program, filling jobs, creating new markets for Wisconsin-made goods and expanding high-speed internet to rural communities.