Dear Morgan Hill Business Leaders:

The City of Morgan Hill is grateful for what you are doing to keep us safe and keep our economy going. While many businesses are temporarily closed, other businesses are hiring. Click here for a list of some companies that are hiring in Morgan Hill.

Although we may be able to go back to work at the end of May, there will be a new normal. We all need to rethink our business models to adapt to a changing environment. While the City may not have a lot of financial resources, we are thinking about ways we can support the economic recovery. Please email us your ideas.

We have learned from our Business Resiliency Roundtables that we need to expand business hours to help companies run more shifts and meet social distancing requirements. We also know that the way we communicate is more important than ever. For recordings, power points of the webinars, go to our Business Resiliency Roundtables web page .


Our next virtual Business Resiliency Roundtable is this Friday, May 1st, 10:30 am to noon and is focused on Retail. P lease visit the Choose Morgan Hill website to register.

New financial resources?

We are pleased to see the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) receive more funding. We encourage businesses to apply for both the PPP and the Emergency Injury Disaster Program . Small businesses who use Quickbooks and/or Square , can apply for through their applications for the PPP. If your business does not qualify for these programs, you can take advantage of the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) from the Internal Revenue Service. The ERC provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of the wages paid by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic up to $5,000 per employee per quarter. This credit is applied to the employer’s quarterly tax liability reported on Form 941 . Also, Salesforce Care for Small Business is offering $10,000 grants for small businesses.

Finally, a big shout out to Sun Basket and My Pizza for donating meals every week to local hospitals and the community. More kudos to Visit Morgan Hill for purchasing masks for our hospitality businesses. The generosity from our community in times of need is heartwarming. We trust that working together we can survive this pandemic and help with the economic recovery. If you have a story to share, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Edith Ramirez
Economic Development Director
City of Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill residents with urgent, non-emergency questions or concerns are directed to call or text 408-767-6404 .
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