November 2020: Small Business Assistance Coming
Governor Kate Brown announced on November 17 that the state will commit $55 million in financial assistance to support Oregon businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. These funds will be allocated to counties to distribute to businesses that have been financially impacted, with a priority for the hospitality industry, businesses impacted by the freeze, small businesses, and women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Tribal-owned businesses.
Marion County is awaiting additional details from the state. Once the grant program has been established, the county will make a public announcement with information about how local businesses can apply for grant funding. The Governor's Office anticipates that funds will be distributed to counties within the next several weeks. As soon as we have more information, we will update this web page and the Marion County Facebook page (@MarionCountyOR).
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U.S. Small Business Administration
State of Oregon - Employment Department
Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)
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