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By Larry Persily
Sentinel writer 

CARES Act aid totals $8 million for businesses, nonprofits in town


January 21, 2021


Wrangell businesses and nonprofits received more than $8 million in federal and state CARES Act funds last year. "It absolutely made a difference, but it still wasn't enough," said Carol Rushmore, Wrangell's economic development director.

"It's not making them whole, by any means," Rushmore said Jan. 14. "There are some businesses really hurting."

For many businesses that rely on tourism, there is hope that visitor traffic will pick up this year. "We will see visitors coming to help," but short of pre-pandemic 2019 capacity, she said.

Of last year's $8 million in assistance, about $3.57 mil...

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