On this section of our website, the City of Spokane is centralizing and putting at your fingertips the information on COVID-19 that is critical to our small businesses. Information is emerging and changing moment-by-moment, so we are providing static links to primary sources.
The following Small Business service providers have offered to be available outside of their organization’s web presence, so those of you feeling confused about where to go for assistance can email them or call them directly.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
The SBA call assistance center has beefed up staffing for handling calls for assistance. That number is Disaster Assistance Center phone number: (800) 659-2955
The SBA is committed to the economic recovery of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Due to the changing nature of the situation, the following are the best ways to stay updated about resources for small businesses. The following will take you to a simplified process for loan application.
Daily Webinar: Introduction to WA State Unemployment Insurance
Due to the continued high demand for unemployment benefits, they are offering a new option for customers to learn more about setting up a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account and submitting a claim for benefits online.
Visit this webpage to find the day you would like to register for
Emergency rules have been adopted https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/rulemaking/covid-19 for both workers and employers. Nonprofits, business owners, gig workers, all need to understand how the new emergency rules can assist them.
If you are unemployed due to the pandemic, their COVID-19 page gives information about your situation.
Governor Inslee announces the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order:
Visit Business.WA.Gov where you can connect to a representative who will partner you with the resources you need. Their service is free and they are ready to help
Spokane's Business Librarian Mark Pond email@example.com is available to assist Spokane Businesses in connecting with the resources they may need.
It is important that all regional businesses take the Regional Business Impact Survey - COVID 19. Quantifying the regional impact on our businesses is very important for our leaders.
Greater Spokane's Regional Emergency Management COVID-19 Emergency Coordination Center Local Emergency Management
City of Spokane's Response to COVID-19 portal local preparedness, prevention, quick tips, and additional resources…
The Spokane Regional Health District's COVID-19 portal has tremendous details, handouts, posters, and signs in multiple languages that you can download. These resources will help you protect your business, employees, as well as customers.
It is important to stay informed about worldwide current affairs. These sources are providing up-to-date details in a free format:
Local small business campaigns and promotional efforts are popping up daily and others are offering tips on how to connect with your customers.
There's an app for that! Download the My Spokane 311 app on your iOS or Android device. You can dial 311 or 509.755.CITY (2489) or visit My Spokane 311 on the web for online assistance.
Our list of economic development partners and providers is an evolving and growing list. If you'd like to have you organization listed please email your contact info, and website link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.