COVID 19 NE Oregon Small Business Grant Opportunity

New grant fund available for Northeast Oregon small businesses to help fill a cash gap for businesses that have suffered from business closures or revenue reductions related to COVID-19. Please share this information with businesses you think might benefit. Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD), with funding from Business Oregon, is offering grants for small… Continue Reading


Face Coverings Required in Oregon July 1

Governor Kate Brown Extends Face Coverings Requirement Statewide Face covering requirements apply to indoor public spaces, take effect on Wednesday, July 1  (Portland, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday July 1. The guidance applies to businesses and… Continue Reading


Baker County Approved For Phase 2 Reopening June 6th

Baker County approved for Phase 2 reopening Yesterday, Governor Brown approved Baker County to enter Phase 2 of reopening starting Saturday, June 6th. Phase 2 will allow more local businesses and organizations to reopen using specific guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some key changes included in Phase 2 are: ● Indoor and… Continue Reading


ORLA Introduces Commitment to Safety Checklists for restaurants and lodging

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association has just released their new Commitment to Safety Checklists for restaurants and lodging partners. https://www.oregonrla.org/checklist.html  The check lists also include collateral material for ORLA members who want to assure their guests of the extra effort being focused on their safety. If you’re not an ORLA member the checklist are still a great… Continue Reading


Baker County Reopening Plan and Business Guidelines

Baker County Has Submitted Reopening Plan to Governor, Anticipates Approval for May 15 Reopening Baker County submitted an updated phased reopening plan to Governor Brown that incorporated new guidance the Governor’s office released during a press conference on May 8.  County officials do not yet know when the Governor will make a final decision on… Continue Reading


April 5 Oregon Regional Solutions Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19

Oregon Regional Solutions Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19 Weekly Summary: Sunday, April 5 This digest is a compilation of information and resources related to employment, commerce and economic development issues surrounding COVID-19. There are numerous online resources for those seeking health-related information, including daily COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. Business… Continue Reading


Payroll Protection Program Applications Open Friday April 3

Starting this Friday, April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietors can apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. The Department of the Treasury is advising small businesses “to apply as quickly as you can because there is a funding cap.” Payroll Protection Program – lending facts NFIB Summary of Programs, Requirements &… Continue Reading


COVID 19 Impact Survey and Important Resource Links

COVID 19 Business Impact Survey Travel Baker County is working with Travel Oregon, in partnership with Business Oregon and Small Business Development Centers, to help assess how COVID-19 is impacting businesses. Responses to this survey are confidential and will not be shared publicly, only aggregate information will be shared.     We are requesting impact information… Continue Reading