Resources for Local Business and Industry in the Time of COVID-19

Staff of the Scott County Economic Development Corporation is continuing our effort to find available resources to support local companies and communities through this difficult time of economic disruption. We have posted those resources on our website which is www.scottcountyin.com and on our social media platforms for your convenience and will continue to do so as they are made available.  

For now, we want to make sure business decision makers, community leaders, and local residents are aware of a few of these specific opportunities that are provided by our partners throughout the nation and state:

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2 million to businesses and private non-profits to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. EIDL’s have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on borrower’s ability to repay. Apply HERE.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development: DWD will host two live webinars for Hoosiers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The 30-minute live programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, and at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Register HERE. Once recorded, the program will then be posted HERE.

WorkOne Unemployment Insurance Benefit Filing – must be done online only through a computer or smart phone.  Individuals should visit unemployment.in.gov for frequently asked questions. 

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce – has activated a statewide employer coronavirus resource center which may be accessed at  https://www.indianachamber.com/indiana-chamber-offers-employer-coronavirus-resources/

The Indiana Economic Development Association – has a number of programs that are invaluable to local business and industry.  Examples include:  Below you’ll find links and resources to help you during the pandemic from the Indiana Economic Development Association.

*  SBA programs for the Coronavirus

*  SBOA Memo: Items to Consider when Governing Bodies are Developing Actions/Policies Regarding Coronavirus

*  Resources For Chambers & Your Businesses

*  Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry

*  Department of Workforce Development’s COVID-19 Information

*  Restore Your Economy: Resources for Economic Development Planning and Recovery

Moving forward, please let me know if you have resources not listed above, and I will update our website as they come in. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we wish you prosperity and good health in the days to come…

Anita Campbell-Walker
Interim Director | Scott County Economic Development Corporation 

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