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We are here for you! The health, safety, and well-being of our communities is a top priority for Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and our 501(c)3 lending arm, North Central Economic Development Association (NCEDA). R5DC & NCEDA Respond to COVID-19
Please reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns about R5DC or NCEDA programs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FAMILY FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT: FAQ
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
Small businesses are a vital part of Minnesota’s economy and this program will provide a source of working capital to help businesses sustain operations during this challenging time. NCEDA is an approved DEED Lender. DEED is offering Small Business Emergency Loans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important for you to check eligibility requirements and apply if you are considering the need for additional funds to maintain your business. Loans are not guaranteed upon submitting an application and information will be forthcoming from DEED as to the loan approval process.
Other DEED Resources
Shared Work, offered by the MN Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program to help employers avoid a layoff. Please send any questions to
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.
Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:
How Small Businesses Can Prepare for the Coronavirus