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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on June 30**RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants as the Commonwealth moves into Phase Three at midnight toni...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Phase Three Guidelines to Lift Additional Public Health Restrictions

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FAIRFAX—Governor Ralph Northam today presented the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Commonwealth does not yet have a targete...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits

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To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 18, 2020

New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program Available

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Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 11, 2020

30 County Businesses Receive Funding from Relief Fund in Just Three Days

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James City County is pleased to announce that within the last week, 30 County businesses were notified they will receive funding from the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund to assist obstacles they faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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The Office of Economic Development has compiled a list of resources for businesses in James City County. This list will be updated as new resources are available.For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in James City County, please visit the Cou...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase Two Guidelines to Further Ease Public Health Restrictions

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while containing the spr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment Supply Resources for Manufacturers and Businesses

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Manufacturers and businesses may need resources for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to protect their employees. The websites below may be of assistance if your business needs PPE.Free Cloth Masks Available – If ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Small Business Administration Programs - Scams and Fraud Alerts

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recognizes that these are unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel C...

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