Press Releases ICYMI: Over 100 Small Business Owners Endorse Gov. Evers

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers held a press conference at 3rd & Vine, a local small business, in Eau Claire on Monday to announce that over 100 small businesses and counting have endorsed him.

View the full list of Small Businesses for Tony here.

Yesterday, Gov. Evers also announced an additional $25 million investment to support the Main Street Bounceback grant program, bringing the governor’s total investment to $100 million. This investment will ensure that there is funding available to help a total of 10,000 small businesses. 

Thanks to the Main Street Bounceback program, more than 6,200 small businesses have opened or expanded into vacant storefronts across all 72 counties.

Small businesses and family farms are the backbone of Wisconsin’s economy, and in communities across the state, small businesses ranging from flower shops to local bars and restaurants are benefiting from Gov. Evers’ common sense leadership. During his first term, our state’s unemployment rate reached historic lows and the labor force participation rate is in the top 10 in the nation. With Gov. Evers’ leadership, Wisconsin is on track to becoming the economic powerhouse of the Midwest.

Gov. Evers plans to continue supporting small businesses in his Doing the Right Thing Agenda here.

See below for coverage on Gov. Evers’ small business announcement.

Cap Times: Over 100 Wisconsin small business owners back Evers in reelection bid

  • “With less than two months to go until November’s general election, a coalition of more than 100 Wisconsin small business owners on Monday backed Gov. Tony Evers’ reelection campaign.”

WQOW: Gov. Evers visits local business as he campaigns for re-election

  • “‘Creating jobs, opening businesses, and filling openings is not easy work but as governor I’m going to keep doing what’s right for our small businesses and our workers,’ he said. ‘And that’s a promise.’”

WEAU: Main Street Bounceback Grant Program expands

  • “The Governor announced he’s expanding his Main Street Bounceback Grant Program, adding an additional $25 million towards the Program. The program provides one-time assistance to new and existing businesses opening a new location or expanding operations in a vacant commercial space.”

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

  • “The Bounce Back grant program allowed her business to open, Knoll said. ‘We put our dreams into action. This is exactly the kind of help small businesses need,’ she said. ‘The governor is focused on doing the right thing for businesses.’”