The Downtown Spokane Partnership, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, INBA, Visit Spokane, and West Plains Chamber of Commerce are committed to working together to support our business community. We've assembled resources to keep you and your employees informed. To receive bi-weekly information, news, and updates from downtown, subscribe to our Enewsletter here.
Spokane County is currently in Phase Two of the four-phase plan to return to business. We've compiled resources to help you be prepared for opening day. Find guides and links to supplies by clicking below.
Get Tailored Resources Specific to Your Business to Mitigate Challenges Due to COVID-19 Economic Impact. After answering several demographic questions about the business, the tool will:
- Provide a customized list of federal, state and local resources relevant to the user’s business.
- Save a business’s survey results (Google or Facebook).
- Send any new resources available directly to the business.
- Allow businesses to complete a survey for each individual entity owned. A business can take multiple surveys and retrieve results at any time.
- Provide a private-results URL to share through email.
The Main Street Lending Program
The Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) provides cash flows to small and mid-sized businesses with the purchase of up to $600 billion in loans originated by U.S. banks, their holding companies, and credit unions. The MSLP implements provisions under Title IV of the CARES Act and is intended to supplement the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to target small businesses. Borrowers that have taken advantage of the PPP may also take out MSLP loans.
Summary courtesy CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
City of Spokane Business Resilience Loan Program
The City of Spokane's Community, Housing, and Human Services Board is investing funds to help small businesses stay resilient in the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, which comes from federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, will provide eligible Spokane businesses with access to affordable loans through a partnership with non-bank community lender Craft3.
Small Business Hardship Utility Bill Assistance
Through the City of Spokane, businesses can seek a deferral of one to three months of City charges for water, sewer, stormwater and garbage with an agreement to pay those charges over six to 12 months without interest. Specific terms would be tailored for each business seeking a deferral. Assistance is available immediately.
Join the COVID-19 bi-weekly Business Impact Webinar presented by the Association of Washington Business.
Associated Industries is hosting a series of webinars and trainings to assist employers in arenas such as employment law, leadership development and workforce training opportunities to help businesses thrive and adhere to HR rules and regulations.
As part of the regional effort to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, the City of Spokane is partnering with Spokane Public Library to provide a Financial Helpline for all businesses and individuals countywide trying to access COVID-19 financial recovery programs. Call 509.625.6650, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.