La Crosse County government has been busy during the pandemic, trying to help several businesses stay open.
Community development specialist Brian Fukuda says the county has helped promote local shopping, especially during the holiday season.
Fukuda says the “shop local” campaign gave many store owners a “banner December.”
, and the COVID relief fund has about $90,000 available now.
Fukuda is now trying to figure out what businesses might need help when the economy returns to a more normal state, such as day care centers, where parents who return to work may need to take their children.
, until the 2022 board election.