Lee Enterprises debuts local biz stimulus program
Lee Enterprises Inc., which provides news, information and advertising in 77 markets, has launched a local business stimulus program aimed at helping local businesses adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving economic environment.
Ray Farris, Lee operating vice president and vice president of advertising, said:
“This stimulus program follows the highly successful grant program we launched in April of this year. While providing nearly $5 million of much-needed marketing grants to local advertisers, we gained great insight into the challenges our customers are facing. We’ve shaped the business stimulus program to meet those challenges and help local business not only recover, but flourish, in today’s business climate.”
The new stimulus program will be accessible to locally owned and operated businesses and will provide matching advertising credits for use in print and digital products. The company’s broad suite of digital services such as website design will also be available.
Lee Enterprises is expected to make up to $5 million available to local businesses through monthly grants ranging from $250 to $15,000 with the grants being awarded in August, September and October 2020.