WEDC Commissioner Lafayette Crump announces grants to help fight coronavirus pandemic

August 13, 2020

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Lafayette Crump, who was approved as the new Commissioner of City Development for Milwaukee on July 7, 2020, shared efforts by the Wisconsin Economic Development Commission (WEDC) to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and assist local businesses to restart at an outdoor press conference in downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

During brief remarks, Crump noted that WEDC has distributed more than 15,000 grants to Wisconsin small businesses worth more than $40 million as part of the “We’re All In” initiative. The grants can be applied toward the costs of business interruption, health and safety improvements, wages, salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory. With Crump is Sam Rikkers, secretary and COO of WEDC.