COVID-19 Business Support

The Central Eastside Industrial Council is committee to providing you with the most up to date information on all the resources and support available to your business & employees.

Our Safety for All Team has created tips for business owners to keep their business safe during COVID-19.

Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order temporary moratorium on commercial leases. You can read the entire order here.

The Central Eastside Industrial Council is advocating for you. We have sent the following letters to elected officials:

Due to COVID-19 all of our meetings will be virtual for the time being. You can view recordings of past meetings here:

Funding Support:

  • Paycheck Protection Program: Small businesses can receive forgivable loans through the newly-created Paycheck Protection Program to address important payroll and operational costs. The federal government has guaranteed these loans, so no personal guarantee or collateral will be required.

12/21/2020 Prosper Portland is offering a repair grant for small businesses that have received exterior damage as a result of the extended period of closures and all of the other activity that has moved through portions of the central city.

The grant, up to $10k per business to repair/replace windows and doors, graffiti removal, and other related type improvements. These are meant for relatively easy fixes that do not require a permit. No match is required and businesses can utilize it multiple times until the full $10k is exhausted. The grant is available citywide. Learn more and apply here

Information for employers Including Layoffs / Unemployment:

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