The Latest COVID-19 News: (Jump To Map)

The COVID-19 response has been overwhelming and inspiring, and we’re not just talking about the dozens of reports we received from locations across the country. Economic development organizations and local businesses have joined forces to assist healthcare workers on the front lines by creating new supply chains for critical medical equipment, recruiting area businesses to manufacture PPE, ventilators and other essentials. EDOs large and small have thrown a lifeline to small businesses, making themselves the point of contact to help facilitate the delivery of billions in federal relief money, as well as a plethora of new state, county and metro grant and loan programs for businesses.

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Interactive COVID-19 Data Mapping Tool:

COVID-19 case data is the most important data right now. It’s the basis of how we’re seeing and measuring the impact of this virus in the United States. GIS Planning is providing this GIS data tool to map the spread of the novel coronavirus free to all cities, towns, counties, regions and states in the U.S. Visit the GIS Planning COVID-19 Information Center for more additional resources.

The COVID-19 data below comes from the New York Times and is updated daily. The JobsEQ Job Loss Vulnerability Index comes from Chmura – you can read more about it here. Data begins with the first reported coronavirus case in Washington State on Jan. 21, 2020. You can also download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub. Click the visualization below to interact with the full dashboard.

COVID-19 & Coronavirus Articles:

3M To Invest $58M In Nebraska Expansion

3M will create approximately 50 new jobs as it expands production of its respiratory and hearing protection products in Valley, NE.

Governor’s Report: Building A New Image In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says that a combination of a great location, educated workforce and a streamlined attitude toward business is helping the state create the right image in the business world.

Oklahoma Legislation Supports Manufacturers Impacted By Covid

HB4451 will help Oklahoma manufacturing companies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Durant, BrucePac kicks off a $22.5 million expansion project.

The Last Word With Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

Even in the age of COVID-19, the process of selecting the right site for a business remains a crucial part of business activities across the country.

Business Report: Louisiana Fights Back

As Covid hopefully recedes, Pelican State leaders are hopeful that 2022 will be a good year for Louisiana economic development.