COVID-19 and Other Economic News Roundup for the Week of August 10
ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 and other relevant economic news of the past week.
In another “Push Pack” effort, the State’s COVID-19 Unified Command is delivering 250,000 masks and 100,000 face shields to school districts across the state. We’re proud that EDCUtah staff, in particular Stephanie Frohman, have been supporting the Unified Command team. More here.
EDCUtah is involved in three videotaped sessions available through the hybrid virtual/live Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit. The Summit (in-person) runs Aug. 25 – 27. Details here.
San Juan County and its partnering cities of Blanding, Bluff, and Monticello are pleased to announce a grant program for small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. $250,000 was received through the CARES act to mitigate losses for small businesses in San Juan County. Funding will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per business. The awarded grant amount will be determined by COVID-19 impact, previous CARES funding, and the number of employees. https://www.utahscanyoncountry.com/COVID-grantWe’re sure that many of our commercial real estate industry investors can relate to this “What worked, what didn’t” article about teleworking.
News from a past EDCUtah project - One of Utah’s largest private employers is looking to expand its local workforce as aerospace and defense contractor Northrop Grumman aims to fill more than 600 positions. More here.