New videocast episode explores small business resources in COVID-19 economy

May 14, 2020 - The videocast series “COVID-19: Understanding the Economic Implications,” designed to provide valuable insights into the quickly changing economic impact of COVID-19 and its lasting effects upon the local, regional and global economy, has published a new episode. Episode two is available at

In the new episode, Katherine Fossler, associate director of the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls, explains what resources are available for small businesses. The center, which provides no cost professional business advising and targeted business programming, has seen an unprecedented number of requests for consultations and has assisted 345 clients in less than two months – 135 more clients than all of 2019.

The videocast is moderated by Logan Kelly, chair of the Economics Department at UW-River Falls.   

The videocast series is organized in partnership with Kelly; Professor Jane Binner, University of Birmingham, UK; Derrick Edwards, president and chief data scientist, AGS Data Systems, Hudson; and Ryan S. Mattson, assistant professor of economics at West Texas A&M.

For more information, email Kelly at

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