We realize this is an extraordinary time for our local economy. To assist you, we have compiled a list of resources that may help. We will update this list as resources become available. As always, we are here to help.
Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy, and the SBA is committed to assisting businesses during this time. As the situation with COVID-19 remains ongoing, business owners should continue to check in on what options may be available to them.
Iowa Economic Development Authority continues to gather resources and information that may be of use to partners and businesses statewide.
To combat many of the negative economic effects of COVID-19, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Workforce Development have implemented an assistance program aimed at employers facing layoffs and the employees impacted by them. Additionally, IWD provide various resources for finding temporary employment and understanding unemployment insurance.
The Partnership continues to closely monitor the changing developments of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as well as its impact on the Greater Des Moines (DSM) region and you.
Polk County Health Department (latest updates)
As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out.