COVID-19 Business Resources

These links can help you with Minnesota’s COVID-19’s latest orders:

Link to Governor Walz Executive Orders


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instruction
from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry


Greater Mankato Growth in coordination with the Regional Economic Development partners (Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Mankato, North Mankato, Saint Peter, and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties), is monitoring updates to legislation (State and Federal) which would provide resources for businesses as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19.

The following web page will be updated with information and links as resources are developed:  
Greater Mankato Growth Resources for our Business Community

Here is information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which impacts the paid medical leave expansion.
https://greatermankatoblog.com/2020/03/16/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-key-provisions-impacting-employers/


Information from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to help small businesses find the information and resources in these uncertain times:

A Guide for Small Businesses Who Need Help

www.mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/

MN Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit

MN Employment and Economic Development


Other Business Resources businesses may find helpful:

The Internal Revenue Service has various tax relief programs that may be of assistance to Saint Peter businesses.  You can find a list of IRS Covid-19 programs and services by following the attached link:
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Here is a nice matrix from our partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing the various financial assistance programs offered to rural communities by the federal government.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf