Resources For Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has businesses scrambling for information. How do they keep workplaces safe and clean and accommodate changes in employee needs? How might it impact their business and the economy?

The following websites provide a range of resources for businesses, including information about loans, employment, and more.

Business Relief Payments for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms and Bowling Centers

The Minnesota Department of Revenue will send COVID-19 Business Relief Payments to eligible businesses under a $216 million economic relief package signed into law December 16. Eligible business owners do not need to take any action to receive this aid.

Resources For Businesses And Workers Affected By COVID-19

Hennepin County Economic Development has compiled a list of resouces for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19.

Hennepin County Small Business Relief Program

Hennepin County is announcing the availability of $24.6 million towards a new round of emergency funding for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.

Elevate Business HC

Hennepin County and Minneapolis Regional Chamber have announced a new public/private initiative, Elevate Business HC, that offers pro bono services to Hennepin County businesses hoping to rebuild, reestablish, and reignite after a year greatly impacted by COVID-19 and civil unrest. The program is funded through County allocated CARES Act funding.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

DEED is working proactively to help ensure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic do not cause unnecessary burdens on employers and workers in Minnesota.

DEED has a number of financial resources to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic. Access these resources at

Business4Business Minneapolis-St. Paul

B4B MSP is a regional coalition that aims to build a local support network to help small businesses survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges facing our small business community.

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA is working with health and government officials to provide resources to help small business owners maintain their safety and security.

Hennepin County Business Resources

Federal, state, and local resources to support small businesses and workers.

Golden Valley Open For Business

Golden Valley and New Hope residents, small business owners, or entrepreneurs can get free, one-on-one business consultation services and other assistance from Open To Business, a joint program between Golden Valley and New Hope and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

TwinWest’s information and resources for businesses include federal and state updates, small business programs and funding, essentials of remote workforce, legal and human resource conversations with thought leaders, and more.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s COVID-19 Business Toolkit includes resources to help businesses answer questions and carry on throughout the pandemic.

US Chamber of Commerce

The US Chamber of Commerce provides important and up-to-date information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and prepare businesses, workers, and families for the near and long-term impact. /