Marisa Mutty, Lead Planner and Development Specialist
Much has been written about financial aid and funding options for small businesses during the pandemic. Most local government and economic development entities have done their best to communicate the various options to local businesses. In some cases municipalities have provided their own funding where possible.
This next phase of recovery from the pandemic will include various levels of reopening businesses as states loosen stay-at-home orders. People will make individual decisions about how and when they return to their day-to-day lives. Beyond this immediate next step, we may see waves of tighter and looser restrictions. There may be recommendations over the next several months, as COVID-19 cases spike, dip, and move around the country in patterns yet to be fully understood.Continue reading “What small businesses need now from local government, economic development organizations, and each other.”