Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
D ear Cook County Business,

We know small businesses and manufacturers are experiencing unprecedented hardship and uncertainty because of mandates to shelter in place and cease operations for non-essential functions. Those of you that provide essential services and remain in operation must still manage supply chain disruptions, financial losses, reduced cash flow, rapidly declining sales and the need to protect the health and safety of their workforce. Like many of us, not all businesses had comprehensive emergency response plans in place.

The Bureau of Economic Development seeks input from local businesses through this SURVEY to help us identify and prioritize resources needed to assist businesses recover from impacts related to COVID-19. We are actively developing financial tools, assistance programs and partnerships to help businesses during this time. Please complete this SURVEY and share with your network. We plan to quickly analyze the responses to determine where help is needed the most and fill gaps in the small business ecosystem. We will use the survey responses to follow up directly with businesses with assistance opportunities.

Please sign-up for Cook Alerts to receive regular updates from Cook County about COVID-19. By texting  ALERTCOOK to 888-777 , you will receive rapid, simple and direct updates.

Please complete the SURVEY. Your participation will makes a difference. Thank you in advance.

Xochitl Flores, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Economic Development
Cook County, IL