Assisting Businesses with Coronavirus Impact

Oregon’s economic development community is working to assist businesses impacted by coronavirus.

FOR BUSINESSES: Business Oregon Statewide Business Impact Survey
*NEW* 4/7 Hillsboro Chamber DocuSign and Electronic Contracting
*NEW*
4/7 TiE Oregon COVID Survival: Tips for Growth Stage Companies
*NEW* 4/7 OMEP Distancing Practices for the Shop Floor
*NEW* 4/7 Built Oregon How To Have An Open Conversation With Your Commercial Landlord
*NEW* 4/7, 4/14, 4/16 Int’l Trade Admin Support for US Exporters During Virus
*NEW* 4/8 SEDCOR Webinar Resources for Manufacturers – Employee Retention & Recovery
*NEW* 4/13 Oregon RAIN Digital Sales During Coronavirus
*NEW* 4/16 CDFA Disaster Recovery for the Food System

>>>>Resources for Economic Developers

Resources for Assisting Businesses

Skip to Sections:
STATE RESOURCES
FEDERAL RESOURCES
OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
BUSINESS ADVISING
BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY
GENERAL RESILIENCE
INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE
DIGITAL COMMERCE & REMOTE WORK
COMMERCIAL TENANT ASSISTANCE
IMPORT/EXPORT
INSURANCE/LEGAL
HUMAN RESOURCES
REGIONAL RESOURCE PAGES
RESPONSE-RELATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

 

STATE RESOURCES 
BUSINESS OREGON: Small Business Resource Navigator
-OREGON DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE: Tax Relief guidance page
OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT: Resource Page + WorkShare Program for Employers
OREGON BUREAU OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES: Employer& Workplace Guidance page

 

FEDERAL RESOURCES  
-SBA FINANCIAL RELIEF: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)SBA Grant/Advance on EIDLs. | SBA Express Bridge LoansSBA Debt Relief | Participating Oregon SBA Lender List HERE.

-FEDERAL STIMULUS (CARES ACT): The US Chamber of Commerce has a guide on new aid programs (forgivable loans, new tax policies, sick leave, etc.) here, and an FAQ here. See a breakdown of all COVID business aid programs here.

-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: The IRS Coronavirus Page advises on Employee retention tax credit | Tax credits for required paid leave  | Extended payment and filing deadlines

 

OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES (not incl. local relief funds)
OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Oregon Small Biz Stabilization Fund
OREGON SBDC: Funding Assistance Page
TRUSTS & CORPORATE FUNDS: Vogue (fashion) |  Facebook | Opportunity Fund | James Beard (food/bev) | Yelp (food/bev) | Hello AliceJP Morgan | Soze (Artists) | Bumble | Lowes (skilled trades) | Visa (women founders) | Mainvest (brick & mortar) | Farmer’s Relief Fund | Artists & Freelancers Funds | Facebook | Professional Beauty Association (salon) | Verizon (small biz) | Healy Foundation (nonprofit | Sweet Relief (Musicians) | Musicares (Musicians) | Red Backpack (women entrepreneurs) | RACC (artists) |
-BANKS: What Banks Are Offering Affected Clients | WaFed Biz Credit | Umpqua Bank Assistance
LA GRANDE: La Grande Emergency Loan Fund

OREGON ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES 
-Governor’s Order 20-12 Oregon Essential Businesses + Quiz & Guidance:“What Is An Essential Business in Oregon?”
-CISA Critical Infrastructure Guidance

 

BUSINESS ADVISING 
Oregon SBDC Centers (remote advising)
Oregon SCORE Mentors (remote advising)

 

BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY
BUSINESS OREGON IMPACT SURVEY: Official Business Oregon Statewide Business Impact Survey
This is the official state-level business impact survey. This survey will key key data source for Oregon lawmakers as they develop response policy.

 

GENERAL RESILIENCE 
Essential Survival Considerations GuideEn español aquí.
SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
FEMA Business Continuity Planning Suite
Better Business Bureau NW Advisory Page

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC OPERATIONS GUIDANCE 
RETAIL: NRF Resources and Guidance for Retailers
-FARM & FOOD: OSU Small Farms & Food Producers Guidance
AGRICULTURE: AgriSafe What Agriculture Producers Need to Know
RESTAURANT/LODGING: ORLA Hospitality Industry Guidance |  Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
-CHILDCARE: OHA Guidance  Temporary Order  |  Provider Updates
CONSTRUCTION: AGC Site Safety Guidance | AGC Sample Site Plan | SAIF Fund for Site Safety Expenses | OHBA Site Practices
-TOURISM: Travel Oregon Industry Resources Module, & ORLA Hospitality Action Center
MANUFACTURING: OMEP Manufacturing Support Services | Applied Guidlines: Indow’s Facility Safety Measures
FREELANCE: Assistance for Freelances and Gig Workers during virus
ENTREPRENEURS: OEN  Page, TiE Oregon free memberships & Webinars, Oregon RAIN | NVCA VC/Startup Resources
FUEL: Emergency Self-Service for Gas Retail Facilities
MARINE: Guidance for Marine Vessels & Ports 
ALCOHOL: Guidance and New Rules for Alcohol Sales/Pickup/Delivery
CANNABIS: Guidance for Cannabis Industry 
BANKING: Oregon Banking Association Industry Guidance

 

DIGITAL COMMERCE AND REMOTE WORK 
SCORE: 6 Steps to Closing a Biz While Staying Compliant
-SHOPIFY: free digital gift card plans for businesses
COMCAST: Free/Expanded services over the next 60 days
-OPENSESAME: Free Courses on Remote Work
-GOOGLE: Free Advertising Credits for Small/Medium Businesses
OPEN FOR BIZ HUB: Tech Freebies to Support Remote Business Ops
CROWDSTRIKE: Free limited-time cybersecurity support 
HOW-TO GEEK: 6 Best Free Videoconferencing Apps for Small Businesses
EBAY: Waiving Seller Fees for New Businesses

 

COMMERCIAL TENANT ASSISTANCE 
*NEW* 4/7 3pm Built Oregon How To Have An Open Conversation With Your Commercial Landlord
Guidance on managing your commercial lease
-Oregon Governor’s Order 20-13 Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Evictions

 

IMPORT-EXPORT 
EXIM BANK:Exporter Assistance
NWTAAC: Trade Impact Grants
OREGON COMMERCIAL SERVICE: Exporter Resources

 

INSURANCE / LEGAL 
INSURANCE: Tonkon Torp LLP Legal Guidance for Affected Businesses

 

HUMAN RESOURCES
-LifeLabs aggregated template HR policies library

 

REGIONAL RESOURCE PAGES 
PORTLAND: Greater Portland Inc Metro Region Resources Page
CENTRAL: Bend Resource Page | Central Oregon SOS
MID WILLAMETTE VALLEY: SEDCOR Resource Page | Salem Resource Page
COLUMBIA GORGE: Mid Columbia EDD
LANE / EUGENE: COVID-19 Business Resources page
BENTON/CORVALLIS: CBCEDO Resource Page
SOUTHERNSOREDI Resource Page | Ashland | Medford | Grants Pass
SOUTH CENTRAL: South Central EDD | Klamath County EDA 
SOUTHEAST: CDD Business Development
EASTERN OREGON: Northeastern OR EDD | Pendleton/Umatilla Resource Page

 

RESPONSE RELATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 
-Federal & State critical supply production opportunities for Oregon manufacturers
-USACE PDX Potential Construction Contract opportunity for facility retrofits for medical capacity
-FME SURVEY: Share Your Company’s Critical Supply Production Capacity
-FEMA: RFI for Critical Commodities Vendors