A total of 144 jobs spread across 27 small businesses across La Porte County were saved thanks to a state grant program and the La Porte County Action Fund.
La Porte County officials announced the county-based businesses were approved for COVID-19 assistance, which was provided through La Porte County Action Fund and funded through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
“This lifeline grant comes at a time when our local small businesses need it most,” said Sheila Matias, president of the La Porte County Board of Commissioners. “As a result of this program, 144 permanent jobs operating these local businesses have been retained in our La Porte County economy, keeping wages in the pockets of our families.”
The businesses receiving dollars through the La Porte County Action Fund include: Immediate Movers LLC, Janice Lynn Wesch DBH, Blackjack Pines Inc, Sweet Lou, That’s Who, JB Supermarket, Les & Pearls, Fitness Plus, Z Cuts Lawn Maintenance, Reliable Cars Sales Inc., Transitions Equestrian Center, Duneland Hospitality Inc., Schmidt-Marken Designs, Charles Bailey Trucking, Pine Grove Banquet Hall, Bistro Vault, The Ville Bar and Grill, Craig Fouts and Sons, J&B Feed Inc., Lakeside Lavender& Herbs, Jimmy’s of Westville LLC, Last Resort Campground, Jennie Raes, Heston Inc., Schander Remodeling, L&K Cleaning, Shireman Veterinary Services, and Mofield Property Services.
La Porte County officials are seeking additional support for a second round of grants. Officials said if approved, the county’s action fund would be able to assist between 20 and 30 more companies.
If approved, officials will post application information on the La Porte County government website.
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