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Iredell EDC COVID-19 Resource

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Iredell County is working with the Charlotte Region to Understand the Impact of COVID-19

Iredell County is one of 15 Counties in the Charlotte Region and a member of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (CRBA).  Through this partnership we are able to leverage resources, information, and trends to guide our efforts.  In response to COVID-19, the CRBA is encouraging companies in the Region to participate in their weekly survey, to help us understand the economic impact of COVID-19.  We encourage you to take the survey here: http://ow.ly/W6SE50zgpZ1

Want to see last week’s survey results?  The latest survey results indicate a mixed bag, depending on sector. The most striking takeaway is more than 40% of companies in the office sector report no decline in revenue compared to more than 75% in accommodations, entertainment & retail. For more information click here.

State News, Federal Funding, and Grants

Governor Extends Stay at Home Order

North Carolina Governor extends the stay at home order through May 8 on April 23, 2020.  Governor Cooper also shared details about NC’s plan to lift restrictions in three phases, to read more click here.


White House News

The US passed a $484 billion stimulus package. For more information check out the White House “Fact Sheet”


Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday April 27, 2020.  You should consult with your local lender as to whether they are participating in the program. For more information click here


NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Grant

North Carolina small businesses can apply for Covid-19 Rapid Recovery Grants via the Golden Leaf Foundation. If you would like additional information or apply for this program, click here.


Do you need help navigating loan programs?

The SBTDC provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling and guidance on the various COVID-19 relief programs available through the SBA and CARES Act, as well as technical assistance with applications. Northern Iredell County is served by the SBTDC Piedmont Triad Regional Center and Southern Iredell County is served by our Southern Piedmont Regional Center. Businesses may request a virtual counseling session from either center at www.sbtdc.org/erfc.

Are you a Manufacturer or Supplier?

Find a NC Manufacturer or Supplier

You can search the ‘Manufactured in NC’ statewide database to find a manufacturer or supplier for your supply chain needs.  This database of suppliers for most every kind of thing produced in North Carolina is a great resource for your business. Whether you’re a manufacturer who wants to better localize your supply chain, or you’re a business searching for suppliers, you’ll discover new options when you use this database.  Visit and search the ‘Manufactured in NC’ website.


Global Critical Supplies and Needs

BIO, the world’s largest biotechnology industry trade association, also known as the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, has launched a website to connect companies offering relevant supplies, capacities and resources to companies, researchers and healthcare providers that need them. This new hub enables users to post requests for urgently needed items, as well as to post the availability of supplies and capacity. The portal connects in real time through customized announcements and is searchable by keywords. Please note that connection requests for medical supplies will be facilitated in partnership with Healthcare Ready, and to ensure an organized and optimized allocation of these particular items of need, BIO will not publish nor make searchable this category of resources. For more information: https://hub.bio.org/landing-page/community-home


NC Critical Supplies and Needs

North Carolina seeks companies and manufacturers that can produce critical supplies to help our state meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina Emergency Management has assembled a vetting team to review vendors wishing to supply critical products to the State of North Carolina. If your company can sell Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or other critical supplies to N.C., please complete this online form.


Guidance for Operations in COVID-19

Helpful tips and Safety Guidelines for the Workplace


Do you need business counseling services, including layoff aversion strategies?

  • Business Edge Services, call toll-free 919-814-0400
  • Mitchell Community College has set up Small Business Counseling via Zoom. To set up an appointment, call 704-878-3290 or view there website, click here.

Iredell County Quick Links


Have Questions? Need Resources?

We recognize navigating the current environment can be confusing and frustrating.  Please share your questions with us and let us help connect you with resources and information. Contact us at info@iredelledc.com

Please visit the ICEDC COVID-19 Business Resource page for useful links and information.