**Covid-19 Updates**

Luce County Business Owners,
The Luce County EDC wants to help carry the burden during these uncertain times. I have been on several conference calls with state and federal leaders learning about programs both pending and current to help during this time. The plan is to share this information with all of you. We will be posting links and updates concerning this on our Facebook page: Luce County EDC Facebook Page.
The Michigan SBDC (Small Business Development Center) obtained Disaster Loan info for small businesses in Michigan. All counties will be eligible once the President signs disaster declaration. When the Portal is open you can apply online. See link here: SBDC Disaster Relief . In the meantime prepare financial documents for the current year to date and last two years during same time frame to show your loss. Luce County EDC is here to help prepare those documents. The SBDC has also assembled free training’s on various topics such as HR, cash-flow, and e-commerce. Contact me if your business needs assistance, all of these service are provided at no cost to you, click the link to access their website SBDC

Preparedness plans that assess the first by virtue of the four threat levels:

Reopen Workforce Guidance/LMAS

MI SAFE Start Plan

Self- Employment Workers can apply for Unemployment 

Governor Whitmer expands Unemployment Benefits 3/22/2020