Scottsdale Economic Development Update
In a time of uncertainty and constant change, we want our business community to know that we are working tirelessly to ensure we bring you as much information that is available as we navigate through these uncharted territories together. The City of Scottsdale is firmly committed to monitoring the changing situation. As new information and different programs become available for businesses, we will be updating our website at so that our community may respond swiftly and appropriately. 

City of Scottsdale Proclamation and Declaration of Emergency: Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has issued a declaration of emergency in Scottsdale as part of the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Scottsdale’s incident management team and emergency operations center were activated nearly four weeks ago at the earliest indication that COVID-19 was spreading to our community. We have been working in continual partnership with federal, state and county public health departments since then. This declaration is the next step: it expands the city’s authority to take additional measures we may need as part of our ongoing response,” said Mayor Lane. Earlier this week, Scottsdale cancelled all special events hosted by the city, as well as those scheduled to take place at city facilities, for the next eight weeks per guidance from federal, state and county public health departments. Municipal libraries, recreation centers and pools are closed.
While core city services such as water, solid waste, police and fire will remain fully operational, other departments, such as planning and development, are encouraging the public to avoid visiting in person and instead take advantage of online access to services and information. Read our declaration here

AZ Department of Economic Security- Shared Work Program: This program gives employers an alternative to layoffs and allows the retention of trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits.  Click here to learn more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan: This loan will help small Arizona businesses impacted by COVID-19. Individual businesses can be eligible for up to $2 million through the program. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of COVID-19’s impact. More SBA loan information found here

National Restaurant Association has developed a great resource website to ensure restaurants have the latest information about COVID-19 including local regulations, an EPA list of registered disinfectant products and food safety measures.  Read more

Job Seekers: Although this may not seem like the most opportune time to find a new career, companies are hiring and Scottsdale businesses need you now more than ever. Check out our job board, Scottsdale.Jobs for Scottsdale based positions.

Employers: Are you in need of top talent asap? Posting positions is free, get to Scottsdale.Jobs and we will continue to push out job opportunities to our community. 

Center for Disease Control: Find up-to-date information on schools, travel restrictions and international updates as they are available. Visit the CDC website

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Economic Development Department
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