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By Henry Netherland

Missoula County awards COVID job retention grants


January 7, 2021

Provided by Missoula County


Missoula County Commissioners approved distributing almost $625,000 from the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund to 27 businesses impacted by the pandemic. The funding is intended to help businesses retain jobs for low- and moderate-income employees.

Of the awarded grants, 58% went to food and drink industry businesses for a total of $365,000. Retailers received 12%, professional services got 10%, preschool and childcare employers received 10%, transportation services received 6% and lodgers received the last 4%. All but one of the recipients, a hotel in Lolo, op...

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