The PPP loan is one of the largest that Northeast Wisconsin received. New records released by the federal government show thousands of other local companies got loans. Records show that 15 area companies received between $5 and 10 million. Dozens more received more than one million dollars.
“The big picture is that businesses need help right now,” UWGB Small Business Development Center director Tara Carr said.
Carr said there were some overall trends in who received loans.
“There is a difference in the money that has been accessed in Green Bay, which is primarily construction and retail and restaurants and accommodations,” she said. “You see the same in Appleton, but then there’s also that healthcare transition of businesses and that need.”