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Commerce launches COVID-19 business and employer resources page
Post Date: Mar 19 2020

VIEW THIS RELEASE ONLINE:  https://www.commerce.nd.gov/news/
 
COVID-19 Business and Employer Resources: https://www.business.nd.gov/resources/COVID19BusinessandEmployerResources/
 
BISMARCK, N.D. –The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new webpage dedicated to business and employer resources affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 
 
Accessed from the COVID-19 Business and Employers Resources box on Commerce’s homepage, the new page is designed to provide real-time updates pertaining to both state and federal resources available to businesses impacted economically as a result of the current public health threat. 
 
Topics and resources relating to finance, labor law, insurance, tax and workplace safety are consolidated on an easy-to-navigate page, creating a one-stop for COVID-19 related resources for businesses and communities across North Dakota. 
 
The new page is one of many proactive steps taken by Commerce in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  
 
In addition to serving as the lead coordinator for economic recovery and resiliency for North Dakota businesses, the Commerce Department has temporarily redirected all human and financial resources within the agency to support North Dakota businesses through this public health crisis. This includes, but is not limited to: assigning researchers to understand draft federal regulations to enable quick action upon passage; providing assigned resources by region to provide personal assistance in accessing and navigating resources; identifying and redirecting financial resources, including working with the Bank of North Dakota and the Small Business Administration to access state and federal financing options; and redirecting other financing mechanisms to support businesses at this time.  
 
“The state is banding together to support North Dakota businesses,” Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer said. “By working as one government in cooperation with other partners, we will ensure our economy remains resilient and is able to recover from the impact the current health crisis.” 
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