Businesses In State “Barely Hanging On” According To UW-O Survey

Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic and some Wisconsin businesses are barely hanging on. The October coronavirus business and economic impact survey by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh illustrates how critical the situation is. Nine percent of Wisconsin businesses say they have no more than three months before they will have to close for good. The poll found a sharp decrease in business confidence in the state, with businesses saying they don’t expect any more federal help and expecting the pandemic to impact day-to-day operations for anywhere from nine months to a full year.