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In this challenging time, the staff and board of the Lake Street Council are committed to doing our part to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus as well as support the economic vitality of our Lake Street corridor. 

Below is a list of resources that may be useful to your businesses and nonprofits during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. This email list was temporarily generated to provide updates to as many Lake Street stakeholders as possible. If you are not interested in receiving these updates, please unsubscribe here. For a continually updated list of resources, please visit our website:

Allison Sharkey
Executive Director

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans - Now Available

These are low-interest loans of up to $2M for businesses and private non-profits. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere and 2.75% for non-profits. They have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years.

Read the step-by-step online instructions or contact if you need assistance applying.  

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Lake Street Marketing - What's your update?

We continue to ask residents of the Twin Cities to support Lake Street businesses in any way they can. If you would like us to share or retweet a message, please tag @VisitLakeStreet or contact Theresa Swaney at Get started by following @VisitLakeStreet on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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DEED Emergency Loan Program for Minnesota Small Businesses

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has created an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. Lake Street area lenders include the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Neighborhood Development Center (NDC), and Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC).  

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Unemployment Insurance an Shared Work

The State of Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19. Shared work is an alternative to layoff, supported by Unemployment Insurance. 

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Learn More about Shared Work

Survey - What's the current impact of COVID-19 on your business?

Developed by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce this survey will be shared with the City of Minneapolis and other public policymakers.

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Additionally - you can sign-on to the Mpls Regional Chamber's letter to the governor calling for sales & property tax forgiveness.

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