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4/2/2020: Central Mass Regional Planning has asked us to share a link to a survey with business owners in your community hto help them understand exactly what the businesses in our region need at this time and what resources they can allocate on behalf of businesses. Please share every way you can, through social media outlets, newsletters, and email blasts, word of mouth etc. Survey Link
3/31/2020: SBA released a new Economic Injury (EIDL) processing platform yesterday which incorporates the ability to request an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance of up to $10,000. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. See www.sba.gov/disaster to learn more.
3/24/2020: Kevin J. Kuros, the Central MA Regional Director for the MA Office of Business Development (MOBD), has offered his assistance to businesses. His job under normal circumstances is to work with businesses (and their host communities) to leverage state incentive programs, grants, access to capital, and other tools to help businesses grow and prosper. In this time of crisis, that focus has shifted to making sure businesses are aware of the resources that are available to help them survive these troubled times. His office works regularly with Chambers of Commerce, state agencies, Federal programs, and others and try our best to leverage the appropriate partners to offer assistance, where possible, to businesses. Feel free to contact him at [email protected] or on his cell at (617) 549-1803 if you have any business-related situations you’d like to discuss. His office will do what they can to help.