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UPDATED 5/14/20

The health, safety, and well-being of our communities and businesses is a concern for us at Wayne County Development Alliance. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and collecting information and resources pertaining to business and industry.
Below is a list of resources to help business and industry navigate through this challenging time.

County of Wayne Website
View the latest data on the pandemic’s impact on our community via charts and graphs.
Wayne County Government

COVID-19 Impact Map (Wayne County)

Paycheck Protection Program Loans - Frequently Asked Questions 
For those businesses who applied for & received funds under the Paycheck Protection Program, here are some ‘frequently asked questions’ that will help answer questions you may have about the forgiveness of these funds.
Returning to Work and Unemployment Benefits
The Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security (DES) is providing information for individuals and employers about how returning to work may impact unemployment benefits.  Check out this link below for more information:

A Full Breakdown of the COVID-19 Relief Package
After unanimous passage in the North Carolina General Assembly, the Governor signed into law a COVID-19 relief package that includes over $1.5 billion in federal funds to help small businesses, health care providers, rural communities and K-12 schools. The COVID-19 Recovery Act (SB 704) provides tax relief, streamlines unemployment access, increases health care flexibility and makes policy reforms in education and government operations to assist North Carolinians through the pandemic and economic shutdown.
To see the full list click the link below.


Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Resources
A list of resources offered through the chamber for Wayne County business.
Business Toolkit
CARES Act (RE: Coronavirus) Summary
·       Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
·       Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Department of Treasury has also updated their CARES Act website to include specific sections on:
·       Assistance for American Workers and Families
·       Assistance for Small Businesses
·       Assistance to State and Local Governments
·       Preserving Jobs for American Industry
 For more information and updates, visit and
National and State Public Health Resources
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
For the most up-to-date information:
World Health Organization (WHO)
NC Department of Health and Human Services
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center 
Business and Industry Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program
Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC)
Download EDPNC's COVID-19 Business Relief Resources Guide
Small Business Administration (SBA)
NC Chamber
NC Golden Leaf Foundation
NC Small Business and Technology Development Center
SBA Loan Overview
NC Department of Commerce
NC Economic Development Association
NC Biotech Center
North Carolina Business Military Center
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
How to Help
If your industry or organization are interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website ( with more information. Examples for the private sector include:
To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011)
  • This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at
  • For all other issues and concerns not related to offering products, services, or donations, please e-mail
While the current health crisis has changed the way business is conducted, our commitment remains to the advancement of Wayne County and its economic development.

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Mark Pope
Tiffany Creech
Existing Industry Manager
Tim Moore
Research and Marketing Coordinator
Julie Graham
Office Manager