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Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.


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Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

COVID-19

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. COVID-19 articles below.


How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Utah’s Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Utah’s unified, direct and robust response to the crisis serves as a role model to other states during these challenging times.

Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

Rhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oswego County Partnerships Develop In Response To COVID-19

Educators from SUNY Oswego are meeting a critical need during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing protective face shields for healthcare workers and first responders in Oswego County, NY.

Arkansas Businesses Show Fortitude In The Face Of Pandemic

Arkansas businesses and organizations are finding ways to continue serving their customers during the COVID-19 crisis, while others are stepping up to help their fellow citizens.

Samtec Hiring 150 Workers, Donating Funds And Face Masks In Costa Rica

The advanced manufacturing company will donate 800 N95 face masks to Costa Rican health authorities and $25,000 for buying diagnostic kits and tests.

Cape Coral Supports Local Business During COVID-19 Crisis

In response to COVID-19, the Cape Coral EDO is encouraging residents to stay healthy, while continuing to support the local economy.

City Of Tucson: Navigating The Impacts Of COVID-19

In Arizona, Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives has been focused entirely on helping small business navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indiana Businesses Working To Support COVID-19 Response

The state has secured 2.6M PPE items to be made by Indiana manufacturers, donated by businesses for front-line medical workers. 

Texarkana Furniture Maker Produces Face Masks For First Responders

In Texarkana, TX, Mayo Furniture has manufactured more than 640 free face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with more to come.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

H&V Delivering Critical Materials In Fight Against COVID-19

Hollingsworth & Vose, located in Floyd County, VA, is busy making filtration material that is a critical component in Respiratory Protection Equipment being used to fight the COVID-19 virus. 

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery.

Blount Partnership Establishes Small Business Relief Fund

The fund provides disaster relief to small businesses in Blount County, TN that develop innovative solutions to overcome catastrophic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consumers Energy CEO Helps Small Business Cope With COVID-19

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe and her husband are donating $1 million to help small businesses in her company’s hometown of Jackson, MI.

UAB Teams With Biotech Firm To Test Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

Dollar General To Invest $35M, Hire 50,000 Employees

The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.

NJEDA Launches Initiatives For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

The initiatives will support between 3,000 and 5,000 small and midsize enterprises and are meant to complement recently announced federal economic recovery initiatives.

Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors

The $600,000 donation will provide nutritious meals to schools, seniors with limited resources and other neighbors, and support Feeding America® in its COVID-19 response efforts.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

A S&P Global Market Intelligence survey found approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19.

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Leads COVID-19 Crisis Efforts 

The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force brainstorms ideas, curates resources, and shares information to address business, employer, and community concerns.

$5M In HIRE Fund Loans Awarded To Kansas Hospitality Businesses

Kansas’ new Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund will help the state’s hospitality industry recover from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Strengthening The Greater Sacramento Economy Amid COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic leaders in 20 Greater Sacramento communities are aligning initiatives to stabilize the region.

ZOLL To Increase Ventilator Production To 10,000 Per Month

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOLL Medical Corporation will increase production of ventilators 25-fold over recent production volumes.

FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million face masks per month.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday.

Governors Request $150B In Federal Aid To Combat COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, governors are requesting $150 billion in immediate direct aid to states, and an increase in the federal share of Medicaid funding for states.

Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Seven Tips For Business Leaders 

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, offers tips for business leaders as they guide their teams through the Coronavirus crisis.

Most Employees Working From Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their workers to work from home, according to a Gartner survey.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Has Been Postponed

Due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, Business Facilities LiveXchange has been postponed until September 27-29, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

Alabama Researchers Join Global Fight Against COVID-19

Scientists and researchers in Alabama are engaged in the global effort to stem threats posed by the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

Michigan Teams Up To Help Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Entrepreneurial support organizations and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation have joined forces to help small businesses overcome loss from the COVID-19 virus.

Auto Industry Giants Enhancing COVID-19 Protections For Workers

UAW, GM, Ford, and FCA are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

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