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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-stage plan to get the state up and running again took its second step Monday with some businesses able to reopen their doors for the first time in more than a month. However, not all businesses are rushing to reopen.

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The City of South Bend is providing six hundred thousand dollars in grants so local businesses can get emergency small business loans.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

The coronavirus pandemic has been and will continue to be disastrous for small businesses across Michigan. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher highlight some of the local efforts to help businesses get through this crisis.

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Local non-profit and city officials gathered yesterday to cut the ribbon on South Bend’s new West Side Small Business Resource Center on Lincoln Way West. The center aims to nurture small business development on the city’s West Side.


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he’s excited the city is part of helping create a diverse business ecosystem on the West Side.

Buttigieg Signs Responsible Bidding Ordinance

Apr 12, 2018

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg signed an ordinance yesterday passed by the Common Council on April 9th, which defines a “responsible bidder.”

The Responsible Bidding Ordinance is meant to protect taxpayer dollars as well as small businesses by making sure public works projects are completed efficiently and held to a high standard.

The tax on business equipment generates $1 billion a year for local governments.