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Resources for Northern Michigan Businesses and Communities during COVID-19

Provided below are page links to the most recent information to assist your business. We will continue to update this information as more resources become available.

We encourage you to contact and visit the websites of your trade association, local Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Main Street organizations for the most updated information pertaining to your industry and community.

Local financial institutions are your FIRST step for financial assistance. Most financial institutions have several options and policies for assistance during COVID-19.

Michigan Small Business Restart Program: Grant applications accepted July 15 through August 5. Details and how to apply available here.

Links to key information and resources:


Business re-opening guide, playbooks, and resources

As businesses prepare to reopen, there are several guides to help.  We will update the list as we receive information. 


PPE Procurement Assistance:

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) through MEDC is offering a free, online procurement and donation platform to assist suppliers of critical health and human services across a broad range of categories, including local municipalities, in accessing supplies and products as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you are an organization or municipality in need of critical supplies, or if your manufacturing company can respond to those needs, fill out the forms at the link below.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Produced Locally

We know that several area companies are re-tooling to produce a variety of COVID 19 related personal protection equipment (PPE).  Here are those we know of… if you know of others please send us the company and product… we’ll add to the list!

Hand Sanitizer


Face Shields

Non-Surgical Protective Gowns


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Produced Statewide

Michigan Chamber of Commerce list of PPE 

The Right Place, Grand Rapids Economic Development Organization list of PPE

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