In a time of uncertainty and constant change, we want our business community to know that we are working tirelessly to ensure we bring you as much information that is available as we navigate through these uncharted territories together. The City of Scottsdale is firmly committed to monitoring the changing situation. As new information and different programs become available for businesses, we will be updating this website so that our community may respond swiftly and appropriately.
Masks mandatory in Scottsdale beginning June 19
Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane has issued an emergency proclamation that requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas except for individuals or small groups in parks or for outdoor exercise when physical distancing can be maintained. Read the full news release.
Small Business Relief Fund
Do you know a local business owner experiencing hardship due to COVID-19? Maricopa County has partnered with the Arizona Community Foundation in offering grants of up to $10,000 to local small businesses and non-profits. Maricopa County recently received $399 million from the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and has allocated $23 million to the small business/nonprofit grant program. For-profit businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Maricopa County are eligible. Because the cities of Phoenix and Mesa previously received significant CARES Act funding, businesses and non-profits in those cities are not eligible. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020.
Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center
Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department launched the Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center in an effort to help businesses navigate through all of the Federal, State and local assistance programs. The virtual center provides the community with an actual team member that can help them when applying for assistance.
Scottsdale Good To Go Business Finder
Scottsdale’s new interactive map puts local business information right at your fingertips. The Scottsdale Good To Go Business Finder is a tool that allows users to locate open businesses. This new tool serves as a liaison between consumers and companies in terms of communicating their availability. With the Scottsdale Good To Go Business Finder users can use their location to scroll through the map to see what restaurants, retail shops or hotels are open around them. This map is Scottsdale specific so give it a try the next time you’re looking for an open business.
Although this time may not seem like the most opportune time to find a new career, companies are hiring, and Scottsdale businesses need you now more than ever. Check out our job board for Scottsdale based positions.
Employers, are you in need of top talent? Posting positions is free and we will continue to push out job opportunities to our community.
ARIZONA@WORK has compiled a great list of employers that are looking for immediate hires.
SBA Economic Disaster Relief Loan
This loan will help small Arizona businesses impacted by COVID-19. Individual businesses can be eligible for up to $2 million through the program. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of COVID-19’s impact.
Paycheck Protection Program
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the application form for businesses to apply for and obtain loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. This program, established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provides $349 billion for small business loans to cover qualified payroll costs, rent, utilities, and interest on mortgage and other debt obligations. To obtain a loan, a qualifying small business should submit an application through an SBA approved bank, credit union, or nonbank lender. It’s important to note that this link will take you the application but applicants must still submit the application to an approved lender on their own.
Paycheck Protection Program Lender Finder
This link will help you find an approved list of SBA lenders ready to receive your Paycheck Protection Program application in your area.
Support the AZ COVID-19 relief fund
Scottsdale is all about community. Here are ways to help your neighbors and friends during this time.
Blue Clover Distillery is helping you keep your hands clean
Scottsdale’s very own Blue Clover Distillery is known for their house-made vodkas and gin and now add hand sanitizer to the list! They’re getting creative! Need sanitizer? Head over to Blue Clover and they will fill up your bottle. #SUPPORTLOCAL
Scottsdale Good To Go AZ Restaurant Week
This website serves as a resource guide to diners looking for the most up-to-date information regarding restaurant information during Arizona Restaurant Week. Restaurants are encouraged to submit their special dine-in and takeout menus, delivery options and curbside hours so that consumers can easily access your information.