Below is a copy of the newsletter sent out to Norcross businesses and other subscribers on March 20th.
“As the City of Norcross grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the Economic Development Department is proactively assessing the situation in an effort to respond to the needs of our business community and local economy.”
“Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp announced Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Businesses interested in learning more and applying, may use this link for more information.” https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans
“Starting next week, the economic development team will begin reaching out to our businesses to understand the impact this pandemic is having on our local economy so that we can identify additional resources and assistance (take survey) . We will also be preparing a contingency plan in the event these conditions persist longer than expected.”
“Finally, in an effort to prevent spreading COVID-19, City Hall is currently closed to visitors and is actively practicing social distancing. As a result, we have moved to virtual meeting and gathering spaces. Should you need to speak with our team or have a meeting, please contact us to set-up a virtual meeting or conference call.
We will keep our business community updated as more information and resources become available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.”
“Stay safe and healthy,
City of Norcross Economic Development Team “