COVID-19 Business Assistance Program

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Why Heartland Lakes?

Whatever it is you’re into, there’s something for everyone in Heartland Lakes. You can be part of a community that offers the cleanest and most pristine waters in Minnesota, our people are not here by chance – they are seeking a certain atmosphere and sense of community. Residents are proud of our community, our history and heritage. We have outstanding access to great fishing spots, hiking and biking trails, motorsports and relaxing outdoor locations. In addition, we have a vibrant Arts and Culture Community that is promoted through Heartland Arts, which collaborates that activities of sixteen different organizations from a variety of disciplines.

Hubbard County is experiencing steady growth

Positioned in the very center of Northern Minnesota, Hubbard County is home to 20,640 people, five cities and 28 townships. The largest of the cities and also the county seat is Park Rapids. Top destinations include Itasca State Park, Mississippi Headwaters State Park, Badoura State Forest Nursery, Paul Bunyan State Forest, Heartland State Trail, Dorset and Kabekona Lake. As of 2016 Hubbard County had 580 establishments supplying 5,981 covered jobs. Analyzing industry supersectors, Education and Health Services, with over 1,300 jobs, accounts for over one in five county jobs. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, just shy of 1,300 jobs, also accounts for over one in five county jobs. Combined with Manufacturing, nearly 60 percent of Hubbard County’s total employment is in three top employing supersectors.

County specific demographic data sources:From DEED and From MN Compass

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

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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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