City of Middleton, state treasurer introduce loan program for local businesses

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MIDDLETON, Wis. — State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and the City of Middleton have announced a new loan program for businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.

The Middleton Economic Relief Loan program is a partnership between the City and Middleton Area Development Corporation and allows businesses to receive low-interest loans with flexible repayment terms.

A news release Tuesday said the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands provided $300,000 in financing to support the program, which can help up to 30 local businesses.

“As a former small business owner myself, I know that you can plan for tough financial times, but no one could have planned for this,” Godlewski said in a statement. “The BCPL is grateful to partner with Middleton, and I’m hopeful we can create more programs like this across the state to help build toward economic recovery.”

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