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COVID-19 Business Resources

Updated 4/02/2020 4:30 p.m. Harnett County Economic Development, with support from many partners, is compiling resources for businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This page will be updated as additional resources become available.

Harnett County Government

Harnett County Government will be posting news releases and other public information related to COVID-19 on the County's Public Information page. Daily updated news releases will be posted around 5:00 p.m.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. PPP Fact Sheet / PPP Application 

Stay at Home Order and Strategic Directions for NC In Response to Increasing COVID-19 - NC Executive Order No. 121 

FAQ regarding Stay at Home Order

Manufacturers Pivoting to Personal Protective Equipment

If you have capacity or a product you can make to help meet critical needs please register at NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Manufacturers interested in pivoting to PPE (gowns, masks, gloves, etc.) can contact the Carolina Textile District (CTD) for help in transitioning their production to prototype and producing medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. 

North Carolina Business Relief Resources

For all general questions, call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 800.228.8443. BLNC staff will connect your business to the appropriate organization for assistance. "Se Habla Espanol." Information about a variety of other resources can be accessed at  North Carolina Business Relief Resources - COVID-19.

SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Small business in North Carolina are eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19. Learn more at SBA Business Guidance and Loan Resources. The SBA has streamlined its Economic Injury Disaster Loan application. All businesses are eligible. 

Golden LEAF Foundation NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Business

This new GLF product is a rapid recovery loan designed to provide businesses with needed capital. The process is expected to be completed in 4 days. Easy online application at GoldenLEAF NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina

North Carolina has made changes to the Unemployment System due to the current impacts of COVID-19. Employers and individual can review updates at NC Dept of Commerce Employment Security.

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