The COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a part of our world today and is impacting business, the economy and the health of our communities.  As we talk with businesses, a number have inquired about how others are responding to or are preparing for disruptions due to the virus.  As a way of answering those questions, and a better understanding of how we can assist, we want to know what your business/organization is currently facing or what you are anticipating down the road.

Economic developers are uniquely positioned to provide support and facilitate communication through our connections with government, businesses and the community. Our team is happy to meet with you virtually!

Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program

The $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program, will work to reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Michigan small businesses and workers.  The U.P. will receive $4.5 million to be awarded to qualifying businesses in the region. The Application deadline is August 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 in grant funds.


Michigan Small Business Restart Program

Michigan Small Business Restart Program FAQ Sheet

Questions? Contact Brooke Quinn at or Mary Myers at