COVID-19 Business Assistance Program

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fantastic opportunities for work and play

Heartland Lakes is an amazing area that includes the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorset, Lake George and everywhere in between. When you live in Heartland Lakes you connect with nature, family and tradition.


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20th
Fastest Growing County in the State
2.7%
Job Growth
46.4%
of Households have 100/20 internet speeds

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Black Swan Cooperage

Black Swan Cooperage, located here in the Heartland Lakes, has grown tremendously over the past ten years to be a nationally and even globally recognized name for their quality and innovative cooperage products.


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  • Park Rapids
  • Nevis
  • Akeley
  • Dorset
  • Lake George
  • Itasca State Park

COVID-19 Business Assistance Program


Heartland Lakes Development Commission has created the Hubbard County COVID – 19 Business Assistance Program to provide emergency financial assistance for businesses that are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID – 19 related restrictions. The program is funded through participation agreements with local governments that have received Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) resources provided to State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

Applications for the second funding round are due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, Oct 1, 2020. Please contact Juliann Kjenaas with any questions related to the application.

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