Due to the unprecedented economic disruption community’s small businesses are facing because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Laredo Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with MileOne and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce compiled important information on their websites for business owners and workers about the financial incentives provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) such as:
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-Profits, Homeowners and Renters
- Other SBA Loans and Funding options.
In addition, a collaboration with the Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association was initiated to develop a “Best Practices” playbook for all trade industry office and warehouse personnel. The international trade transportation and logistics sector is deemed as essential workers for our trade and supply chain industry. It is also Laredo’s largest employment sector.
Employees were provided with best practices for safety and sanitation as per CDC guidelines and a link for downloading and printing posters that can be placed throughout each company’s work spaces.