COVID-19 and Other Economic News Roundup for the Week of August 17
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.
New American Economy has published a toolkit to help local economic and workforce development leaders support immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs through case-tested, rapidly deployable programs and strategies. Salt Lake County, the International Rescue Committee, and Spice Kitchen Incubator are featured in a case study.
The State Dept. of Health visited EDCUtah’s offices last week to evaluate our back-to-office protocols. DOH is rolling out this “UHERT” service statewide in coming weeks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can sign up for a UHERT visit.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released July 2020 Unemployment statistics, and Utah has the lowest rate in the country. While many Utahns are feeling the impact of the COVID downturn as much as anyone in the nation, there’s reason to be optimistic. Utah’s economy is showing resiliency. And EDCUtah is managing nearly 90 active projects to bring more jobs here.
Site Selection Guild recently hosted a webinar titled, “Urban, Suburban Or Rural? COVID-19 & The Changing Landscape Of Site Selection.” Good information for public and private EDCUtah investors.
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.