Economic stability and recovery is a key focus of the County. Our Economic Impact & Recovery team has been formed to
1) Minimize the current and future impacts on local businesses and retain as many jobs as possible
2) Educate businesses on how they can continue to operate during the epidemic as well as educate consumers on how to safely interact with businesses, and
3) Serve as a conduit of information and resources for businesses, community stakeholders, and residents suffering hardship during this time.
Check this page to see resources and information we’re working on.
Salt Lake City
- “Tip Your Server” Fundraiser: Donate to Salt Lake City food and beverage workers displaced by the coronavirus. More than $170,000 has already been raised. Establishments can select up to 5 employees to nominate for $500 grants.
- City Council adopted Ordinance 1430, allowing businesses to obtain temporary permits for extending the post of signs and waiving signage fees for those who file between March 20-September 19.
- Take the Draper Business Survey: bit.ly/DraperBusiness
- Sign up for weekly information alerts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Business Licenses Renewals have been delayed for 90 days, beginning March 16. Email any other questions to email@example.com.
- In order to help Holladay businesses, the city added an addendum to their emergency proclamation to suspend portions on the city’s sign ordinance.
- Resources for businesses
- Restrictions lifted on temporary sign ordinance for businesses to advertise adjustments to their services
- Declared March 13, and ongoing for 30 days, the city declared a local emergency during which commercial and residential water service will not be disconnected for non-payment.
- The City launched a "Keep Calm and Carry Out" social media campaign for restaurants.
- The city is waiving its sign ordinance to allow A-framed signs, balloons and banners.
- The Millcreek Business Council is asking businesses in the city to take its COVID-19 Business Impact Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R6RK8ZJ
- Businesses with license renewal in February, March, or April are allowed to pay up to 90 days late without late fee.
- Beginning March 19, Riverton issued a directive to lift restrictions on permitted signs. For the following 60 days, the city allows temporary freestanding and wall-mounted banner signs to be installed without a sign permit. Questions surrounding temporary signage can be directed to the Riverton City Planning Department at 801-208-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fill out a survey from South Valley Chamber.
- Sandy City is allowing a 90-day extension on business license renewal fees. Businesses needing an extension on business license renewals are encouraged to call the business license department at (801) 568-7252.
- Businesses needing to advertise changes in services or hours are able to use A-frames, banners, balloons, etc in park strips during this time
- Those needing assistance with utility billing should call (801) 568-7110.
- If you have any questions, contact Brian Preece, Director of City Commerce, at email@example.com.
South Salt Lake
- If you are unable to pay bills due to employment being impacted by COVID-19, please contact Utility Billing at 801.483.6074 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative options.
- South Salt Lake COVID-19 Resources
West Valley City
Salt Lake County Health Order: March 29, 2020
- Health Orders & Guidance for Specific Industries
- Stay Safe, Stay Home -- Which operations are essential, restricted, or prohibited
Business Relief Hotline
- Available to all Salt Lake County businesses to call Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., who need guidance on resources and information available related to COVID-19 relief.
- If you are unable to call during these hours, email questions to our team at COVIDemail@example.com.
- Share this free Hotline service with others.
Support Utah Businesses
Boost Business Bingo
- Share the Utah Business Bingo PDF to encourage ideas on how we all can support local Utah businesses through caring actions.
Nominate a business
- Submit tips of local businesses who are innovating in this current climate in order to continue to serve their customers. Salt Lake County wants to highlight these businesses. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the business and contact information so we can share their stories on social media and with news outlets.
Statewide Business Resources
Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program
- For businesses with 50 or fewer employees impacted by COVID-19, in loan amounts from $5,000-$20,000 with 0% interest for up to 60 months. Apply here.
Utah Leads Together: Utah’s plan for a health and economic recovery
Federal & National Resources
"While the $2 trillion CARES Act has dominated the news this week, it will take some time before these new programs and resources are rolled out to bring financial support to Utah businesses and individuals." Read an overview of major federal programs and resources here. The overview touches on the following:
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of Treasury
- U.S. Economic Development Administration
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
- U.S. Commercial Service
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- World Trade Center (WTC) Utah
Paycheck Protection Program
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is sharing a Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
- In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
NACCED COVID-19 Resource Page
- National Association for County Community and Economic Development is working to expand funding and resources for key housing and community development programs.