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Category: COVID-19 Economic Development

National Poll: Americans Split on How ARP Funds Should Be Spent

This article is by ELGL member Nicole Bare with Change Research. Here’s a copy of the survey data used for this article. Change Research surveyed 941 Americans from March 18-30, 2021 about how funds allocated by the recently passed emergency COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), should be spent. The bill gives state … Continued

ARP FAQ on GovLove

ELGL member Ryan Gallant from SLATE Research & Consulting will join us on a GovLove podcast episode to answer YOUR questions about the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan is providing $1.9T to stimulate the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions will be available for local governments. Do you have questions … Continued

Local Government Continues to Help Businesses: a Pandemic Year in Review

This article was written by Michael Huling, Master’s of Public Policy Student at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and a Graduate Assistant for the Davenport Institute. Businesses have been suffering for a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are continuing to struggle as the nation approaches reopening. However, despite the widespread … Continued

Establishment of a Restaurant Revitalization Fund

H/T to Rob Sturns in Fort Worth, Texas for sharing this information with ELGL members for their local governments. The American Rescue Plan Act established a $28.6 Billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (RRF) that will run through the SBA. Applications are said to open in a matter of weeks. Please see the below links for more … Continued

State & Local Government Review: Economic Resources for Local Government

ELGL is a proud partner with the State and Local Government Review journal. Here’s a link to a free virtual issue of the journal that showcases some papers previously published in SLGR that may provide guidance for the current economic environment. The articles featured in the issue are available for free download for a limited … Continued

Rewind: Generating Growth for Local Businesses

This webinar originally aired on January 13, 2021. About the webinar: The session will focus on implementing outside-of-the-box techniques to generate growth for local businesses and boost local economies; with an emphasis on specific ways for community members and city officials to measure and project economic growth. Governments face an immense challenge when making decisions … Continued

2021 Federal Relief Bill & Resources for Small Businesses

Hat-tip to Fort Worth, TX Economic Development Director Rob Sturns for this summary of resources and articles with breakdowns of the new relief bill and resources available to small businesses: Department of Treasury – The CARES Act Provides Assistance to Small Businesses Top-line Overview of First Draw PPP (1/8/2021) Top-line Overview of Second Draw PPP (1/8/2021) … Continued

Rewind: Getting Back to Business

This webinar originally aired on September 2, 2020.  Businesses have been hard hit during this pandemic, especially small-scale, family-run restaurants and shops. Cities and communities have been working hard to help their local businesses by encouraging take-out and curbside pickup. How can cities continue to engage with their business communities and encourage residents to do … Continued

How-to Guide for Quick Changes During COVID

This guest article is by ELGL members Paolo Kespradit and Tara Worden with the City of West Hollwood, CA. And, if you like today’s post, please join us on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10PT/1ET for a free webinar titled Getting Back to Business. CityGrows’ Catherine Geanuracos is one of the guest speakers! The City of West … Continued

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