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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently announced the new Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program. This program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that face significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided during the months of disruption to their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The…
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Main Street Lending Program

The Main Street Lending Program is designed to help credit flow to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but now face cash flow interruptions. The Main Street Lending Program, administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, intends to purchase 95% of each eligible loan that…
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Mask of Wellness – FREE Starter Kits

Vision North Iowa partners believe that Public Health = Economic Health and have adopted the Mask of Wellness initiative. This positive movement supports and promotes ‘COVID-Conscious’ businesses so together we can #KeepNorthIowaOpen. Businesses can sign up and self-certify at, pledging that they will take three simple actions to maintain the safety of employees and customers…
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COVID-19 Business Guidance

Preventing outbreaks is key to continue to protect your employees and their families from COVID-19. Below is the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine guidelines as of June 29, 2020. These guidelines should be used for ALL employees affected by the virus in order to control the spread of COVID-19 to additional employees within your facility. Isolation…
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