State Commerce/Economic Development Actions & Initiatives For COVID-19


This resource details the work that governors and state officials in economic development organizations have done in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis to support small businesses and regional economies. The actions captured here range from high-level task forces and recovery/reopening plans to loans and grant programs that provide support to the smallest businesses. Multiple parts of state government have risen to the challenge to disseminate information, connect businesses, nonprofits, and lenders together, and ultimately provide the basis for economic stabilization and recovery.

All NGA COVID-19 memos can be found here, or visit COVID-19: What You Need To Know for current information on actions States/Territories are taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as advocacy, policy, and guidance documents for protecting public health and the economy.