Ely awarded up to $125,000 for business relief program

ELY – A new community relief financial program designed to help businesses here get back on their feet following a shutdown of commerce due to the coronavirus pandemic has tentatively been approved. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Ely Economic Development Authority. As much as $125,000 in grant money will be soon be coming [...]

2020-08-03T12:21:42-05:00July 31st, 2020|Local & Regional News|

The Taconite Area Community Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications through July 6, 2020

Cities, townships or tribal units of government located within the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation service area are eligible to apply for a grant that serves as a lending program to businesses within that community. EDAs, HRAs, joint powers boards and community nonprofits are eligible to apply as a community’s fiscal agent. Grant applications will [...]

2020-06-29T10:04:43-05:00June 26th, 2020|Local & Regional News|

$7 million in COVID-19 relief funding available to businesses and communities in northeastern Minnesota

Eveleth, MN: Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation made $7 million in loan and grant funding available to area businesses and communities that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s board voted unanimously at its June 10 meeting to approve the two new programs as part of the FY21 budget. Taconite Area Business [...]

2020-06-23T16:09:34-05:00June 11th, 2020|Local & Regional News|

Outdoor dining beginning June 1: Answers to commonly asked questions

On June 1, Minnesota moves into Phase 2 of the #StaySafeMN Plan, which includes the option for restaurants and bars to re-open for outdoor dining. We know that there are many questions from businesses and customers about how that process will work. Please see below the answers to questions we’ve been hearing about Executive Order [...]

2020-05-28T16:01:54-05:00May 28th, 2020|Local & Regional News|

Small Business Relief Fund Announces Second Round of Funding

Duluth, Minnesota – {Friday, May 8, 2020}: The Entrepreneur Fund, Northland Foundation, and The Northspan Group, Inc. are pleased to announce they will be accepting grant applications for a second round of funding from the Small Business Relief Fund. Thanks to generous support from the Department of Iron “We thank IRRR for its support and [...]

2020-05-08T13:39:06-05:00May 8th, 2020|Local & Regional News|

Town Hall meeting using Zoom – Opening Up Ely, Part 1

On Thursday April 30 at 1 p.m., the Ely Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Town Hall meeting using Zoom – Opening Up Ely, Part 1. The Chamber will have speakers from Hospitality Minnesota, the Northeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center, and Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. This Town Hall meeting will feature information on reopening businesses, [...]

2020-05-28T15:59:07-05:00April 28th, 2020|Community Events & Workshops, Local & Regional News|

Don’t rush to judgment on a plan that doesn’t exist yet

Originally Published in the Star Tribune by Ely Mayor, Chuck Novak May 10, 2019 Twin Metals workers pull a core sample from a drill pipe near the Kawishiwi River in northeastern Minnesota. The mining company has been testing and studying in the region for a decade. Photo credit: Brian Peterson, Star Tribune The [...]

2019-05-20T12:10:06-05:00May 20th, 2019|Local & Regional News|

West end development gets top priority this year in Ely

Originally Published in the Timber Jay by Keith Vandervort February 28, 2019 ELY – Growth and expansion for the city’s west end development took top billing in the recent Ely Economic Development Authority review of priorities for 2019. With actual funding becoming a real possibility, the recreational trailhead project is finally coming into sharper focus. [...]

2019-05-20T12:03:36-05:00May 6th, 2019|Local & Regional News|