IEDC is assembling a list of business resources for specific industry sectors, in response to COVID-19. We encourage you to continue to monitor this site for valuable content and resources.

SMALL BUSINESSES

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering loans to eligible small businesses and non-profits for working capital. Interest rates for the loans are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits. Visit this March 12 press release that details the Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending.

The National Small Business Association has conducted a survey of small business owners on COVID-19 impact and is providing the latest updates and resources to assist entpepreneurs.

 

CONSTRUCTION

The Association of General Contractors is providing information on jobsite safety, guidance on recording workplace exposure to COVID-19, and advocating against a proposed bill that would require employer-fronted paid leave for construction workers.

 

HOSPITALITY

The American Hotel and Lodging Association reports that industry leaders recently met with POTUS to request immediate financial assistance for the industry.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International is providing resources in managing in this industry during times of crisis.

On the state level, Visit California is acting as a state-wide, one-stop resource for CA’s travel industry.

 

RESTAURANTS AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

The National Restaurant Association has created industry-specific guidance for owners and operators in the industry.

 

MANUFACTURING

The National Association of Manufacturers has conducted an survey on expected COVID-19 impact on the industry and developed a map of industry resources by state.

 

RETAIL TRADE

The National Retail Foundation is providing a wide range of resources for the industry, including daily news updates, state-wide resources, and survey (members only) on expected impacts.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Airlines for America is tracking how each specific airline is handling COVID-19, and also providing resources for industry workers.

American Trucking Associations is offering carriers and truckers important updates on issues such as Hours of Service Waivers, updates on advocacy to ensure safety of truckers, and industry resources.

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