More help is on the way. The state announced the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative---that will provide 10 million in grants to assist eligible small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.
Two weeks ago, the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association filed a lawsuit against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services over the 3-week pause that went into effect a few weeks ago that once halted in-person dining at Michigan restaurants.
One of the region’s largest employers--Nexteer--announcing it would be forced to cut jobs at its US facilities, citing the coronavirus pandemic and other industry-wide challenges impacting auto makers.
Magnificlips opened for the first time back in March only to be shut down one week later due to the governor’s orders. But now they’re hoping to create a buzz that will bring professionalism back to the industry.
Businesses in the Flint Farmers Market are bracing for more tough times after the University of Michigan-Flint announced mostly remote classes this fall, which will take students away from the downtown area.