COVID-19 has created dozens of new challenges for small business owners in New Jersey. One of the most pressing is keeping employees and customers safe when reopening. Everyone wants businesses to be able to run profitably, but that cannot happen unless business owners have the information and equipment to adequately prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To help business owners identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safeguarding supplies they need and purchase it at an affordable price, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) launched the Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. The program provides a variety of benefits for businesses.
In addition to these benefits for businesses purchasing PPE, the program also incentivizes vendors to purchase from suppliers that manufacture their products in New Jersey and minority-owned suppliers. This is crucial to helping the hardest-hit businesses and their employees recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Learn more about the PPE Access Program and the benefits available for your business at https://covid19.nj.gov/ppeaccess.
In addition to the PPE Access Program, the NJEDA offers a comprehensive suite of COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses, including free business consulting and staff support, assistance standing up e-commerce capabilities to move more business online, and grants and low-cost financing for businesses impacted by the pandemic. Comprehensive information about the NJEDA’s COVID-19 response is available at https://covid19.business.nj.gov.
About the New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the state’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the state and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.
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