NH sets up resource page for businesses hit by Covid-19

Programs designed to aid companies disrupted by state, federal emergency declarations

The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs has launched a website offering resources for businesses affected by Covid-19, including information about the U.S. Small Business Administration’s disaster declaration

The BEA said that the state’s application for SBA economic injury disaster loans was approved on Wednesday, a move that will help small businesses in all 10 counties overcome the loss of revenue during the Covid-19 outbreak.

“We know that the Covid-19 pandemic is having detrimental effects on New Hampshire businesses,” Caswell said at a news conference on Thursday. “The BEA mission is to provide them with the financial and technical resources they need to ride out these uncertain times and be ready to continue operations.”

Caswell also outlined additional resources for businesses, including a resource portal that will be updated regularly.

The online business page is designed to be a one-stop resource, including details of Gov. Chris Sununu’s emergency orders, the SBA disaster declaration and how to apply for low interest loans, unemployment information for businesses and employees, and other state and federal resources.

Caswell said the agency’s team of regional specialists will help businesses access relief programs, address specific issues and concerns, and refer to professional business advisors.

“New Hampshire has a strong economic base and with some assistance, our businesses can minimize the effect they are having in these uncertain times,” he said.

The governor said the website is part of the state’s overall effort to help businesses.

“We are doing everything we can to ease the burden many small businesses are facing,” said Sununu. “These critical resources will help our businesses withstand the challenges they face in the days and weeks to come.”

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