The county is consistently providing information and tools that can help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic for business owners and employees. The following is a list of websites and information so people can connect and utilize resources for the benefit of their business, job and family.
For public health updates, go to coconino.az.gov/covid19.
For business resources, go to coconino.az.gov/2237/Economic-Development.
For employee resources, go to coconino.az.gov/2318/COVID-19-Employee-Related-Items.
* Weekly Small Business COVID-19 Response Planning Webinar from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. (phone-in options available) every Thursday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to attend.
The weekly Small Business webinars address five major topic areas:
How businesses can prepare themselves financially, through cash flow planning, applying for financing (Including SBA Economic Disaster Loan) and looking after employees during temporary layoff or furloughs.
How businesses can prepare their workforce utilizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in Coconino County.
How businesses can prepare and protect themselves utilizing Coconino County Public Health Information specific to Business
Effective COVID-19 business practices being utilized by downtown business owners.
Questions and Answer sessions and the most current resource links and contacts will also be provided at each weekly webinar.
* Weekly webinar tutorials on how to apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan from 2-3 p.m. every Tuesday (phone-in options available).
Email email@example.com for your invitation to attend.
Presented by Coconino County SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and hosted by Coconino County, the one-hour session will provide business owners the steps, the links and documents to complete SBA Disaster Relief Loan applications.
Business Owners and Employees:
Additionally, ARIZONA@WORK Coconino County is ready to partner with businesses offering Rapid Response support if they have questions about laying off employees, the impact of business closures and to ensure they have the resources needed to move through this national event.
To support employees and those who have been laid off, ARIZONA@WORK and Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Career Services will continue to provide all services, including: job search assistance, resume preparation, interview skills, education and training opportunities, support services and career coaching.
To access either business Rapid Response services or employee Career Services, contact Cindy Wilson, interim executive director, Coconino County Workforce Development Board, at 928-679-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coconino County continues to operate and provide services utilizing technology and adhering to public health guidance from the CDC when providing county services. The county will continue to serve with a unified response across all departments and offices. FBN
By Chris Vasquez Pasterz
Chris Vasquez Pasterz is the economic development manager of Coconino County.