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With coronavirus (COVID-19) in the headlines, we share Gov. DeWine’s desire to limit the spread of the disease in the community and protect the health of our friends and family in the Dayton Region and across the state. We wanted to let you know what we are doing to ensure a safe environment for our staff, our business partners and our community, as well as answer questions about DDC events.
I want to assure you the DDC will continue our efforts to recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton Region. Like you, we are taking additional steps to stay healthy and following the guidance of public health officials. We are encouraging our staff to work from home, conduct virtual meetings, and limit travel.
Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are canceling this year’s Fly-In. We share your disappointment, and are working on alternative ways to share some of the information and programming we had planned. We will be considering other events on a case-by-case basis in the coming months.
We will continue to keep you updated on DDC events and news, even if we may not be able to connect in person. We believe brighter days are ahead for our region.
We encourage you to visit the resources below for more information:
The State of Ohio has a resource page for businesses. Visit Site
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has set up a special COVID-19 website to answer employer and employee questions about unemployment. Visit Site
Small businesses and non-profits are now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster loans from the SBA. If your small business will suffer losses due to this pandemic, please visit the SBA Disaster Assistance page to learn more. Those impacted should immediately send their contact information to BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov. Additional information on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available at SBA.gov/disaster.
The Chamber has a page devoted to resources for businesses. Visit Site