Weekly Updates from Easton Economic Development

Featured News

Interview with Ross Benincasa, Director of Discover Easton

As we protect ourselves and our communities from the devastating effects of the coronavirus crisis, the impact of local businesses is equally disconcerting. Here is an update from Ross Benincasa, director of local Discover Easton.
Watch Interview

In Other News

-Join the Talbot County COVID19 Private Sector call every Tuesday and Friday at 12 pm.
Call Number: 1-415-655-0002
Code: 471-585-551

-SBDC Webinar Mon 4/6/20 Invitation: CARES Act, PPP & EIDL

-Today’s Census, Tomorrow’s Vaccines

-USDA Engages Public for Input on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda

-MidShore Community Foundation has $5000 grants available for qualifying non profits

-Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

-Keep Up With Resources in Maryland! Maryland Economic Development Association

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

U.S. Department of Treasury has new information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Resources provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury below and visit their webpage for additional information.

NEW – Coronavirus Small Business Guide & Loan Checklist can be found here.
A top-line overview of the program can be found here.
If you’re a lender, more information can be found here.
If you’re a borrower, more information can be found here.
The loan calculator can be found here.
NEW – Updated application for borrowers can be found here.

When can you apply for the PPPL (Paycheck Protection Program Loan)?
Small businesses and sole proprietors began applying for the loans on April 3rd. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply April 10.

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Business Relief Programs

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund
Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund
Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund

About Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC): Formed in 2013, was created to promote economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business formation in order to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works towards maintaining Easton’s continued growth as a diverse, healthy and smart town, leading innovation where the land and water meet.