Business Resources

Under Executive Order GA-08 by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the State of Texas has now reopened  at 100 percent.

The mask mandate has been lifted at the State level, but businesses can still require customers to wear a mask, and can deny service to those individuals who do not comply. Everyone is encouraged to continue following CDC guidelines..


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Respond, Reorganize and Rebuild

In order to attend the growing need of the business community, the Economic Development Department has dedicated this page to streamline helpful resources that can assist our local business community in this time of need. The page gives resources that can be accessed at all three levels, federal, state and local. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (830) 773 - 1111 extension 2003, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Federal

  • The Small Business Administration program will now be replenishing the  Paycheck Protection Program, as a result of the new stimulus package,   the SBA may issue out a forgivable loan to employers if employees are kept on the payroll for at least eight weeks. To find out more about the program, click here.
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) is also offering other coronavirus relief options which you can view here
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with guidance of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan. The loan application will be uploaded as soon as it becomes fully available. For the guide to see if you are eligible, please click here.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued out a guidance plan to employers to plan and respond to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more about the virus and find out how to prepare your business to prevent the spread, please click here.

State

  • The Texas Workforce Commission has made some modifications as to who is eligible for unemployment. If you are self-employed, a contract worker or previously worked in a position that did not report any wages, you may qualify for unemployment. For a guide on how to apply for unemployment, please click here.
  • The Texas Department of State Health Services provides a dashboard for all case counts of COVID-19 records around the state to stay informed. To view the case count dashboard, please click here.
  • The Office of the Texas Governor issued Executive orders related to travel and other social distancing protocols. To view the latest and all other notices, click here.

Local

  • The Economic Development Department  is consistently researching new resources that are available through both public and private organizations to bring you useful information. We are able to take questions regarding specific needs to see how we can guide your business in the right direction. For assistance please call (830) 773 - 1111.
  • The Small Business Development Center is able to assist small business in filling out loan applications and provide technical assistance for those in need. For assistance, please call (830) 758-5022
  • PeopleFund offers financial assistance to small businesses who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 through different loan programs. To view these options, please click here.