Business Updates – March 25th

Information  and Resources

We realize there is a great deal of resources and information portals. The City of Seattle has set up a comprehensive page that they have committed to maintaining and keeping up to date.

Click Here for City of Seattle’s Centralized Information Site

Click Here for the Office Of Economic Development’s Blog

The OED blog has useful information for businesses and a campaign to promote your “to go business” Post your pictures and videos from your favorite Seattle restaurants, bars, and cafes that are doing delivery, to-go, and drive-through with #SupportSeattleSmallBiz and #WeGotThisSeattle, and tag @SeattleEconomy. https://bottomline.seattle.gov/2020/03/19/now-more-than-ever-we-need-your-help-to-supportseattlesmallbiz-and-workers/

Shared from the Ballard Alliance:
The Small Business Administration disaster assistance is now available. Please see below for select information just shared from their press release as well as next steps for getting started.

“The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Jay Inslee on March 13, 2020.”

Get Started

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications here..

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.