COVID-19 Business Resources and Guidelines

Lancaster County COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster County Department of Economic Development are actively working together to support all businesses in the county during the COVID-19 crisis. In order to more effectively support you, we need to better understand the challenges you are facing and the opportunities you are taking advantage of to strategically navigate your business during this time. Please take about 10 minutes to complete the Lancaster County Businesses COVID-19 Impact Survey to provide us information to better advocate on your behalf. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Dean Faile, IOM CCED
President and CEO
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

Jamie Gilbert, SCCED
Executive Director
Lancaster County Department of Economic Development

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE SURVEY

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Local Office: https://www.winthropregionalsbdc.org/
The SBDC can assist with preparation, response and recovery on financial and other business issues related to COVID-19. 

South Carolina SBA District Office. SC List of Approved SBA Lenders: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/articles/Lender_List.pdf

Other Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

U.S. Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Paid Leave): https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/

U.S. Senate Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

Lancaster County Resources

Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce: http://www.lancasterchambersc.org/

Lancaster County Government: https://www.mylancastersc.org/

South Carolina Resources

South Carolina COVID-19 Emergency Supply Collaborative: https://sccovid19.org/
This collaboration is between SCMEP, the SC Hospital Association, the SC Department of Commerce and SCBIO and has resulted in the expedited launch of a new web portal that connects parties in need of essential supplies and equipment with those that can provide it in quickly and efficiently.

South Carolina Department of Commerce: https://www.sccommerce.com/covid-19-resources

South Carolina Department of Workforce and Employment Benefits Portal: https://dew.sc.gov/

South Carolina Department of Workforce and Employment COVID-19 Employer Hub: https://dew.sc.gov/covid-hub/employerhub

South Carolina Manufacturers Extension Partnership: https://www.scmep.org/

South Carolina Technical College System: Enterprise Zone Retraining Program https://www.sctechsystem.com/business-and-industry/ezone-program.html

SC Works: https://scworks.org/

Regional Resources

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance COVID-19 Regional Resource Portal https://charlotteregion.com/index.php?src=pages&ref=covid-19-resources