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Governor Tim Walz is working to jumpstart Minnesota’s economy.

Governor Tim Walz is putting Minnesotans first.

Walz is working to invest in small businesses and jumpstart our economy. And he supports essential workers and working families.

Supporting working families

Governor Walz is supporting working families hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He signed Minnesota’s COVID-19 recovery budget, which provides $250 million in direct financial support to Minnesota’s essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. The budget also dedicates $597 million to support child care businesses and increase access to affordable, quality child care for Minnesota families.

Gov. Walz is also working to make sure that Minnesotans can stay in their homes, and get more Minnesotans into a home they can afford. The COVID-19 recovery budget that Walz signed invests $100 million in new housing infrastructure. It increases funding for homelessness prevention efforts. And it provides an eviction moratorium off-ramp, which will give Minnesotans who are behind on rent time to apply for assistance and ensure that rental property owners get paid.

Investing in Minnesota’s small businesses

Governor Walz delivered historic investments in small businesses across the state that were hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 recovery budget that Walz signed invests $70 million in COVID-19 relief for small businesses across Minnesota that have made major sacrifices during the pandemic to protect their communities and save lives. It also invests $80 million through statewide grants to address the greatest economic development and redevelopment needs that have developed over the past year.

Small businesses are the drivers of Minnesota’s economy. These investments will allow them to continue hiring and employing people in local communities, making all of our communities stronger.

A leader that Minnesotans can trust

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Walz has proven that he is a leader Minnesotans can trust. He listened to the scientists and experts to get the coronavirus outbreak under control and jumpstart Minnesota’s economy.

As a result, Minnesota is recovering faster than other states. Experts also say that Minnesota’s economic rebound is likely to continue and is less likely to be slowed by new outbreaks.

That’s great news for Minnesota families and small businesses as we work together to build back better from the pandemic.

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