UPDATED March 26, 2020 — The Matthews Chamber of Commerce has compiled this list of resources for businesses looking for Quick Links to valuable information. Check back often for updates – and send us your recommendations for pages to add!
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office announced a Stay-at-Home order for County residents. The order goes into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. and remains in effect for the next 21 days, until April 16. Read more about the businesses considered “essential” during the order period.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a Disaster Relief Loan Program to those businesses impacted by Covid-19. Here’s an SBA slidedeck to help you prep to apply. And the NC Rapid Recovery Loan Program, funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation, is offering bridge loans to small businesses and farms.
The United Way of Central Carolinas and The Foundation for the Carolinas have launched the Covid-19 Response Fund to provide resources to area nonprofits. Grants will be made to nonprofit organizations that help those individuals and families in Mecklenburg County most impacted by the pandemic, with a special emphasis on supporting families struggling with homelessness and housing instability.
If you’ve had to lay-off staff because of the COVID-19 public-pause, there’s some help available for your former employees. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a March 17th Executive Order that makes it easier to qualify for unemployment benefits. Here is the NC Department of Commerce’s Employment Security Covid-19 Overview.
Small and midsize employers can take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. And the The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor provides this information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19,
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have extended the federal income tax filing due date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. And here are postponement guidelines for filing with the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
This website has the state’s most current information and guidance for businesses and employers. There’s also this Guidance for Environmental Cleaning for Non-Healthcare Settings,
This database of suppliers contains every kind of thing produced in NC. Find manufacturers here who want to localize their supply chains, businesses searching for packaging suppliers, and much more. And if you are an N.C. manufacturer, please register your business with ManufacturedNC. Other businesses may be looking for you!