As a major part of our efforts has been to publicize key information about available loans, grants, and tax credits for our local businesses. In the past year this focus has been on federal COVID-19 business financial resources, such as the PPP Loan Program, to Small Business Administration loans, State business grants, San Benito County business grants, and the Grow San Benito Microloan Program.
Outreach also includes talking to local businesses about these and other resources. In conjunction with the County, EDC coordinated and moderated 11 business sector webinars to discuss impacts and best practices in response to COVID-19. The EDC puts out press releases that are distributed to our other business organization partners, the press, and our local government partners that highlight business resources.