As it relates to business, the most immediate order of business for DEED is to get the SBA economic injury disaster declaration which we are working on. We’ve got all of our lenders, initiative foundations and SBDC’s seeking businesses to fill out economic injury forms and demonstrate they have been impacted. Once we have that, we can move on getting approval for SBA disaster relief – businesses will apply directly to the SBA. Before that however, the SBAO is collecting email addresses of those impacted. My advice is to have businesses send an email to
. Once we have the declaration, we will be sending out the link to apply to the SBA.
As it relates to DEED programs, we have no authority to do anything specific at this point but I assure you that we are considering many options. In the meantime, there is no reason that if the businesses are qualified, they could not apply to a lender in the Emerging Entrepreneur Program or Indian Business loan program for working capital. They should contact their local lenders for that. Furthermore, there is also no reason why a city couldn’t use their MIF RLF or other programs they have to do emergency loans.
As it relates to DEED’s information available, here is our page at this time
. As it relates to general benefits for employees or for employers seeking guidance on their workforce, please direct everyone to
I will share more information as it becomes available or please check these websites as they are updated.
Thank you for your continued collaboration and partnership!
Regional Business Development Manager
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1600A, Mankato, MN 56001
Direct: 507-344-2601 | Mobile: 507-380-3220