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Garden Grove’s Business Toolkit/Resiliency Plan/Survey now online

Understanding the significant challenges and concerns of the local business community arising from the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Garden Grove’s Office of Economic Development has created an online business toolkit. The toolkit includes the multi-language Garden Grove Business Resource and Resiliency Plan; COVID-19 Business Survey; links to business agencies and resources; assistance programs; and upcoming business seminars. The toolkit can be accessed from the City’s coronavirus webpage at ggcity.org/coronavirus or directly at ggcity.org/businesses#resource-toolkit.

“As equally important as providing crucial services and resources for the well-being of our residents, is ensuring that our business community has the tools necessary to manage through these difficult times, work towards recovery, and eventually, thrive again,” said Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones.

The City’s Business Resource and Resiliency Plan is a 24-page document, prepared in conjunction with the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, and the Garden Grove Tourism Promotion Corporation. Included in the plan are:

  • Local relief efforts to support and assist business owners and employees; Business actions and programs by the City’s Office of Economic Development, including a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)- funded small business assistance forgivable loan of up to $50,000, designed especially to assist small businesses experiencing difficulty meeting the terms of traditional lenders, to retain local jobs. Loan will be available in early May 2020; to receive a notification when guidelines are available, please indicate upon completion of COVID-19 Business Survey;
  • City, county, state, federal, and non-profit relief and stimulus programs;
  • Employer/employee resources and workplace guidelines; and
  • Business Start-up Guide.

The COVID-19 Business Survey provides a valuable opportunity for business owners to provide confidential feedback and current business status for the City to develop future programs and efforts guided by the need of the local business community. To access the survey directly, go to surveymonkey.com/r/gg-covid-biz

For more information on coronavirus business relief programs and resources, visit the City’s Office of Economic Development coronavirus webpage at ggcity.org/econdev/coronavirus or email [email protected].

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.