COVID-19 Business Resources

Greater Mankato Growth in coordination with the Regional Economic Development partners (Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Mankato, North Mankato, Saint Peter, and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties), is monitoring updates to legislation (State and Federal) which would provide resources for businesses as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19.

The following web page will be updated with information and links as resources are developed:  
Greater Mankato Growth Resources for our Business Community

Here is information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which impacts the paid medical leave expansion.
https://greatermankatoblog.com/2020/03/16/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-key-provisions-impacting-employers/

Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce Business Updates:

https://www.stpeterchamber.com/our-coummunity/covid

https://www.stpeterchamber.com/our-coummunity/covidbusiness

Here is a link to the March 27, 2020 session of our COVID-19 Business Economic Impact video conferences we had with the Saint Peter business community.  We intend to hold similar sessions every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. until they are no longer necessary.  We want to keep you informed as the situation evolves on a day-to-day basis.  Thank you to the 55 or so businesses that participated.
March 27, 2020 Saint Peter, MN Business Owners Meeting Video  

These links can help you with Minnesota’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order:

Link to Governor Walz Executive Order 20-20

North American Industry Classification System (NACIS) Code: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/employers/ 

Information and Resources for Employers and Businesses / Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development:  https://mn.gov/deed/assets/naics-critical-list_tcm1045-424829.pdf

 
Other Business Resources you may find helpful:

MN Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit

MN Employment and Economic Development

The Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that St. Peter businesses are now eligible to access the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program:
www.mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/

SBA loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program (PDF)

The Internal Revenue Service has various tax relief programs that may be of assistance to Saint Peter businesses.  You can find a list of IRS Covid-19 programs and services by following the attached link:
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus