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Northern Wisconsin targeted for new small-business loans.

Northern Wisconsin targeted for new small-business loans.

Ben and Mary Anderson used the Entrepreneur Fund, based in Duluth, to acquire and expand Eddie's Restaurant in Superior.

A Minnesota non-income is increasing loans, grants, and consulting solutions to compact enterprises across a great deal of northern Wisconsin.

Entrepreneur Fund, of Duluth, says the work has been fueled by $8 million from the state of Wisconsin originally aimed at 7 northwest counties.  Another 5 counties in the northern aspect of the state will be added by 2025, and 5 Indigenous nations are provided as properly.

Much of the funds, from Wisconsin’s share of the American Rescue Approach Act (ARPA), is meant for rural corporations less than-represented in common lending.

The emphasis is on an region north of Point out Highway 8 which historically has lacked obtain to cash, claimed Shawn Wellnitz, president and CEO of Entrepreneur Fund. Some of the communities would include things like Spooner, Hayward, Ashland, Bayfield, and Eagle River.