March 27, 2020

Greetings! ICYMI, we added a new webpage on our site this past week, “ SCRA and COVID-19 .” Access this page to find resources (including funding opportunities and webinars), learn about how our Client Companies are battling the current crisis and find out how you can help support them. Check back to this page often as we are continually adding new items.
Because we care about the safety of all involved and would be attending the SC Launch Summit and with the uncertainty of the length of danger of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone until a future date. Keep watching our website and social media for future details.
SCRA has allocated substantial additional funding in grants and investments with a particular focus on current Client Companies to assist them in navigating through these unprecedented times.

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SC Biz News is pleased to present the Roaring Twenties , our annual event where the state's top business leaders gather to celebrate the 40 fastest-growing companies in SC. Nominations deadline extended to March 30 , 5 pm.
10th semi-annual RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum now accepting applications from post-revenue startups in the Southeast seeking funding between $550K-$5M. Due March 31.
The North Charleston Business Expo. Connect with local professionals, create new relationships, and discover new resources for business growth. Booth reservation deadline has been extended to May 1.
July 2 | Greenville Convention Center

Aug 6 | Commerce Club, Greenville
The City of Columbia has issued a “Stay at Home Order” effective Sunday, March 29th at 12:01 am. Earlier this week, the City of Charleston issued a “Stay at Home Order” that went into effect Thursday, March 26 at 12:01 am.

Click here to check guidance from Federal DHS about Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
Click here to read a letter from Practical Growth Advisors on Practical Actions With Your Bank.

SBA Coronavirus Assistance Webinars

The SBA is hosting free webinars to discuss the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and how to apply. Register now! Registration fills quickly.
SBA Disaster Loans Now Available! Small business owners in SC are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
In an effort to provide guidance and much-needed tools, SC Commerce has launched the online  COVID-19 Business Resource Center
The SC Chamber is compiling the latest resources on COVID-19, so you can have easy access to the information you need to run your business and protect your employees.