Small Business Roundtable April 30, 2020, Convening

During the course of the conference call we will be referring to documents and links on this page and the JEDE COVID-19 Resource Page.

The April 30, 2020, agenda is included within this PowerPoint.  The primary topics are related to the California's response to the coronavirus and COVID-19 epidemic.  These issues include:

  1. Strategies for Economic Recovery

  2. Significant Issues Facing Small Businesses

  3. Service and Program Delivery Challenges in Meeting Small Business Needs  

  4. COVID-19 Legislation and Budget Proposals

Partner Links Used in the Meeting:

  • The Small Business Advocate's web-page is a great jumping-off place for finding the right resources.

  • JEDE is tracking webinars and posting them in the JEDE COVID-19 Update.  If you have webinars you would like included, please email Ben at benjamin.warheit@asm.ca.gov before 11:00 am in order to be listed in the next day's update.

  • CALED is developing a platform geared toward economic developers.  CALED is also looking for best practices, which can be shared with other areas of the state.  If you would like to contribute, Michelle@caled.org is interested in hearing from you.

Recovery Strategies:

  • Small Business Majority has published the California Policy Agenda to address COVID-19, which includes recommendations for state, federal, and local officials.  This includes, among other recommendations:  ensuring access to continued and new forms of credit, providing immediate cash flow and small business resources, and ensuring fair and open markets.

  • REDF, a nonprofit advocating on issues relating to employment social enterprise, has published its COVID-19 policy recommendations.  These include, among other recommendations, increased income support for households, guarantees for state contractors, and deferral of business taxes.  https://eig.org/news/main-street-rescue-and-resiliency-program

  • The Economic Innovation Group has published a COVID-19 proposal focused on lower income communities, including those federally-designated as Opportunity Zones.  https://eig.org/news/main-street-rescue-and-resiliency-program

 

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