June 25, 2020
County Order Requires Masks on Business Premises
All businesses in Dallas County must require employees and customers to wear face coverings while on business premises, according to a Supplemental Order issued by Dallas County on June 19.

For more information regarding the Order, please click on the links below.

Dallas County Opens Small Business Emergency Assistance Program

Dallas County is accepting pre-applications for its Emergency Business Assistance Program (EBAP), which is designed to rapidly provide financial assistance to Dallas County small businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses may be eligible to obtain a forgivable loan of up to $15,000.

Paycheck Protection Program Applications Due June 30

The deadline for Paycheck Protection Program application is approaching. Applications must be assigned a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan number by June 30.

Those interested in a loan should be working with their lender ahead of the date, so time is of the essence. For guidelines on how to apply, FAQs, and access to the SBA lender tool, please click on the link below.

Texas Restaurant Promise Program Offers Training, Certification
The Texas Restaurant Association and Dallas College have launched a new program designed to train, evaluate, and certify restaurants on protocols established by the State of Texas. Returning customers will be able to look for the Texas Restaurant Promise Certified and Verified decal on doors of Texas neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and bars as an indicator that the businesses have achieved the certification. For more information, please click on the link below.

Downtown Development Program Achieves National Accreditation
Downtown Mesquite has been designated a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status of Main Street America's top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and a proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach. For details, please click on the link below.

Downtown Facade Improvement Program Demonstrating Positive Impact for Businesses
The Downtown Mesquite Facade Improvement Program is creating a positive impact on businesses and the historic heart of Mesquite. Take a look at the Mesquite Minute video at left to learn about the positive attention coming to grant recipient Metzger Awards, and click on the link below for additional information about the facade improvement program.

Shop Mesquite Encourages Local Business Support
Sh op Local. Dine Local. Buy Local. Those are the messages the City of Mesquite is using with its new “Shop Mesquite” campaign to encourage their residents to spend their money locally at stores and restaurants within Mesquite. A simple way to show your support is available via social media. Just search Shop Mesquite in Frames to add the Shop Mesquite logo to your business or personal profile photo, as shown here. For more information on Shop Mesquite, please click on the link below.

The City of Mesquite Economic Development Department has curated a collection of helpful resources for our business community as well as job seekers.

The Roadmap to Resources site offers an array of direct links to videos, documents, websites, webinars and more from a wide variety of sources. The content includes links to the latest re-opening protocols from the State of Texas.

Now you don't have to search - it's all in one space, organized for your convenience. Also, please feel free to give us a call or reach out via email.