COVID-19 Business Resources
In Happy Valley, we see our local businesses as partners. We make business needs a priority to assure the success of our community partners, who in turn provide needed goods, services and jobs to our community
To discuss where assistance may be needed please contact
Joseph Briglio, Planning Manager
Jaimie Lorenzini Huff, Policy Analyst
From Senator Jeff Merkley –
Economic Injury Hotline (503) 742-4BIZ
Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce Resources
State of Oregon
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries call line for employers: 971-673-0824
The State of Oregon has many resources available for businesses and employers. Employers can call the Technical Assistance hotline at 971-673-0824 or email email@example.com.
Small Business Advocacy
Businesses without employees or with fewer than 100 employees can contact the Office of Small Business Assistance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll free 1-844-469-5512
Oregon Employment Department: OED_COVID19_INFO@oregon.gov
Small Business Administration Disaster Resources:
U.S. Chamber Resources:
CDC recommended guidance for employers, including advice for developing a response plan and steps that all employers can implement now.
COVID-19 Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention External Link
An overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Emergency Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL)
Last Friday, the state of Oregon received the Small Business Administration (SBA) Emergency Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL) declaration that the Governor requested. Small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in the state of Oregon who are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus may now apply for SBA EIDL loans.
- Up to $2 million in financial assistance (actual loan amounts are based on the amount of economic injury).
- The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses.
- The interest rate is 2.75% for private, non-profit organizations.
- Long-term repayments up to a maximum of 30 years may be available.
The loan application may be found here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .
- Business Finance Officer Tom Schnell put together this helpful guide that walks businesses through steps they can take to deal with coronavirus fallout, including managing cashflow, payments and guidance on long-term planning.
- Contact your local Small Business Development Center for business assistance. Find their contact information here.
- Consider purchasing business interruption insurance, available from many major insurance companies. Law firm Tonkon Torp breaks down the definition of interruption insurance here.
- Financing, loans, loan guarantees, etc. Find a list on Business Oregon’s resources page.
- Contact your regional development officer to locate more resources in your area. Find them here.
- (NEW 3/25) The Oregon Department of Revenue has extended its deadlines for personal and corporate/excise income tax returns and payments to July 15, matching the new federal timeline. However, the payment timeline for estimated payments or businesses with return deadlines after May 15 have not been extended. Read more here.
City checking in with local businesses
Following the Governor’s order earlier this week, the City has been working collaboratively with business owners to ensure local businesses stay on top of the latest mandates. Starting Friday, March 27, it will be checking in with businesses and construction sites to see which ones remain open and making sure they are compliant with the current rules. This action not only guarantees that our local businesses follow safe practices, it also provides opportunities to keep vital conversations going about how best we as a community can support them.
A special Business Task Force is also working to create a helpful list of what services businesses are still offering to customers. Stay tuned for more details.
Below are some helpful links gathered from our partners.