News and Updates | Issued on April 6, 2020
News Briefing
The Port of Benton publishes news updates for its tenants, lessees, and partner organizations. To view more about the Port of Benton and other news please visit our website.
Manufacturers Needed to Help
with COVID-19 Response
Manufacturers Needed :  If you are a company willing to shift gears and re-purpose manufacturing operations to help with the COVID-19 crisis, email 
covidmanufacturing@commerce.wa.gov  to provide details on what you can offer.

CARES ACT - Help for YOUR BUSINESS
CARES ACT   - This legislation includes the  Paycheck Protection Program loan , an  Employee Retention Tax Credit  and other help for businesses. Here is a summary FAQ and details The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act .
USDA Implements Immediate Measures
Opportunities For Immediate Relief
as USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.


IRS Employee Retention Resources
If your business is experiencing economic hardship, a significant decline in gross receipts or has suspended operation because of limited commerce due to Covid 19 you may be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit, launched March 31, 2020 by the Treasury Department and the IRS to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is available to many employers regardless of size.

To learn more about this new credit visit: www.irs.gov/coronavirus  #COVIDreliefIRS
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