As the Chamber & Certified Economic Development Corporation serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, the health and safety of the business community is our top priority. To help keep employers and employees informed, we’ve created this hub of accurate, up-to-date information from verified sources on all levels with resources and tools you need to support your business.
Economic Support for businesses
The Chamber & CREDC is in touch with national and state-level associations to keep a pulse on emergency funding, loans, or other economic resources available for businesses affected by the coronavirus.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to small businesses in Pennsylvania
CWCA is a program supplying working capital to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as approved by the PIDA board on March 23, 2020. View more information on our intent to apply page.
Through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has the authority to provide 100% federally backed loans through December 31, 2020 to help eligible businesses pay operational costs such as payroll, rent, and utilities. If a business satisfies certain conditions, portions of the loans are forgivable. Businesses (including, sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals) with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Check back soon for more information from SBA.
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where it operates. Facebook will share more details as they become available.
Health Care Partners
Economic Support for Businesses
As the Certified Economic Development Organization for Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, please reach out to us with questions about funding.
Is your business being directly affected by the coronavirus? Are you looking for support for your business or employees? Are you offering a service for other businesses to support them during the shutdown? Please send us a message.
Stay tuned for upcoming events to help keep businesses informed about resources and options available them, as well as briefings on new legistation and more from our state and federal government.
Follow these sources for reliable information during the coronavirus pandemic.
Center for Disease Control
PA Governors Office
City of Harrisburg
PA Department of Health