CCET Members, small businesses and economic stakeholders countywide,

Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) is working to assist businesses to navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic and resulting in economic disruption….and plan for recovery. Business survival and retention is a top priority. We all want to emerge from the other side of this ability to restore our businesses, livelihoods, and economy.
Reaching out countywide, Columbia County Economic Team will be communicating with you regularly. Today, we’ve gathered a list of very important links all in one place – just for small businesses – from Oregon Small Business Development Centers. Go to their website or click on the individual links.

Oregon Small Business Development CenterFunding Resources
SBA Funding Options SBA Funding Options Comparison
Funding Options FAQPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program. Paycheck Protection Program Fact SheetOregon Lenders Accepting PPP Applications
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) This loan and loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fact Sheet

SBA Express Bridge Loans Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Express Bridge Loan Fact Sheet

SBA Debt Relief The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.SBA Debt Relief Fact Sheet

Work Share OregonWork Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs. This newly streamlined program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employers whose work time is reduced due to market downturns or
other business stressors.

Work Share Oregon Fact Sheet
Other National/State/Regional Funding Options
Resources for your BusinessYour Guide to Navigating a Business CrisisAmerica’s SBDC COVID-19 Resource ListBusiness Adversity Response PlanBusiness Survival Tips During an Emergency 
Oregon ResourcesOregon Small Business Resource Navigator  Small Business Advocate: Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources For BusinessOregon Employment Department COVID-19 page Oregon Dept. of Revenue Tax Relief OptionsOSU Guidance for Small Farms and Local Food (includes guidance for Food & Beverage operators)Coronavirus worker safety fund
Federal ResourcesCDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersIRS: Employee Retention Tax Credits IRS: Federal Paid Leave and Tax Credits USDA Resources
Partner ResourcesOregon State Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide Oregon

Economic Development Association (OEDA) COVID-19Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) COVID-19

If you have received this email as a forward from a friend and wish to receive future COVID business retention, resiliency and recovery updates from CCET, please contact us: [email protected] to be added to our growing list, and keep checking for updates on Facebook at Keep it Local and CCET.

Paul Vogel
Interim Executive Director
Columbia County Economic Team


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