A new Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

The Department of Economic Development is now accepting applications for a new low-interest loan program, the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Loan Program. The $2.8 million loan fund is designed to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and aims to meet businesses’ immediate cash flow needs quickly through a shortened application process and additional meetings of the METCO Board, […]

Complimentary Headshots for Local Unemployed Workers

Nothing says “I’m ready to work” more than a freshly pressedsuit, an updated resume, and of course, a professional headshot. Regardless of profession, COVID-19 sent millions of Americans to the unemployment line without warning. That is why local photographer Carl Armijo is participating with Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties in the largest, single-day photo initiative […]

2 Webinars From ActionCoach

As COVID-19 and civil unrest continue, employees are feeling less informed and aligned with their employers. A disengaged employee has checked out, costing you a fortune in lost productivity. It’s time for leaders to reinvigorate their efforts and their teams. With that in mind, we’ve got a couple of free online workshops coming up with […]

$21 Million in Grant Funding for Small Businesses Now Available

GLI News Brief: Yesterday, Louisville Metro Government opened a new $21 million in federal CARES funding for small business COVID-19 relief grants. GLI has voiced support for this program which is providing up to $50,000 in funding designed to help small business closures caused by the pandemic and to preserve some of the businesses that make Louisville unique. Industries […]

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants

The application will open for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, and more details will be provided on that date. Applicants must have a business located within Louisville/Jefferson County. At least 50 percent of the funds will be spent in low-to-moderate income census tracts. MORE HERE

Key Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

After much advocacy by businesses across the country, President Trump has signed a bill that includes key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to grant more flexibility for businesses to meet the program’s repayment requirements. Key changes include: the 8-week period that businesses have to restore staffing levels to pre-pandemic levels is expanded to the earlier […]

Tools to Help You Reopen

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