COVID-19 Business Resources

In an effort to share the latest information and resources available regarding COVID-19 – specifically to items of interest to our business community – the City of Apache Junction has compiled a list of links.

We are also asking that all employers and businesses who may have specific questions, concerns or find themselves in need of assistance to please contact us.  We are working at the local level as well as conveying requests to the State to address issues that arise from COVID-19 during these times of uncertainty.  We will do our best to address them.  Contact Economic Development Director Janine Solley at jsolley@ajcity.net or (480) 474-5076 or Senior Economic Development Specialist Elan Vallender at evallender@ajcity.net or (480) 474-5071.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) - Loan Forgiveness Application - Submit to your lender for loan forgiveness

https://content.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-05/3245-0407%20SBA%20Form%203508%20PPP%20Forgiveness%20Application.pdf 

Restaurant Reopening Guide (best practices to help you map out a plan)

Restaurant Reopening Guide

CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses (free training to help you access COVID relief funds)

http://caresactaz.com/ 

Arizona Small Business Boot Camp (free six week webinar series to address COVID business impacts - live and recorded sessions)

https://www.azcommerce.com/small-business-boot-camp/ 

Arizona Commerce Authority Business Resources and Up-To-Date Business Guidance

https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/ 

SBA Loan Forgiveness Guidance (latest information from SBA on requirements for loan forgiveness)

Loan Forgiveness PDF

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Nine Resources for Small Business During COVID

https://www.gpec.org/blog/nine-cares-act-resources-for-small-businesses/ 

Local First Arizona (free small business consulting, webinars, and resources specifically for locally owned small business)

https://www.localfirstaz.com/covid19

Active SBA Lenders Located in Arizona

SBA Lenders List

Small Business Administration Guidance & Loan Resources 

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources 

Reopening Guidance & Best Practices for the Retail Real Estate Industry

Reopening Best Practices

Restore Your Economy (reopening guidance by industry) 

https://restoreyoureconomy.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=How%20to%20Re-Open%20  

Pinal County Small Business Development Center Contact

Central Arizona SBDC, Katie Boddy, Center Director, (520) 494-6610, katherine.boddy@centralaz.edu, https://www.azsbdc.net/


EMPLOYMENT:

Return Stronger - Employee tools to prepare for what’s next

https://www.azcommerce.com/returnstronger/ 

Applying for Unemployment – Department of Economic Security

https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

Employment - PipelineAZ Real Time Job Openings

https://covid19.pipelineaz.com/ 

Employment – Arizona Companies with Immediate Openings

https://arizonaatwork.com/newsroom/all/arizona-employers-immediate-openings

Employers Looking for Employees – List available jobs on job board

https://arizonaatwork.com/newsroom/all/resources-employers-and-businesses


RELIABLE INFORMATIONSOURCES:

World Health Organization – COVID-19 Updates

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/

Pinal County Public Health COVID-19 Information

https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/publichealth/Pages/NovelCoronavirus.aspx

Latest News Releases from the Arizona Office of the Governor

https://azgovernor.gov/news-releases

Arizona Together Initiative - Resources for Arizona Families and Businesses

https://arizonatogether.org/

Arizona Commerce Authority – COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources

https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19

Arizona League of Cities and Towns – COVID-19 State and Federal Resources & Information

http://www.leagueaz.org/e/covid_19/

University of Arizona– Data Tracking and Indicators for Arizona Economy Amid COVID-19

https://www.azeconomy.org/

Daily Arizona Updates– Arizona Department of Health Services

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Main Street America - COVID-19 District and Downtown Resources

https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources?fbclid=IwAR36obhBcMMgyypOh72cho3HuqWTwKZVX72_8c-xZIleOjU_GjEP_4QLArg#MainStreetToolsandResources