Yuma County, AZ.--Recognizing the economic challenges that many businesses are experiencing, community and government leaders in the Greater Yuma Area have come together to create the Greater Yuma Economic Resource Portal http://www.gyerp.org.
This leadership group includes the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center, the City of San Luis, the City of Somerton, and the City of Yuma, the Town of Wellton, Yuma County, Yuma International Airport, Arizona Western College CTE Training Program, ARIZONA@WORK, STEDY, the Greater Yuma Port Authority, 4FrontED, the University of Arizona, Visit Yuma, the Western Arizona Economic Development District, and the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation is hosting the portal.
The portal’s purpose is to provide up-to-date information to businesses and workers in the Yuma Region that includes access to:
- SBA and Business Support
- Federal Stimulus Updates/Bills, and Support
- Federal Emergency Leave Provisions
- Unemployment Benefits
- Community Support
- Food Bank
- Mortgage and Rent Deferral
- Bridge Employment Opportunities
- Job Training Updates
- IRS Tax Relief
- International/Bi-National Commerce and Travel
- Live Support Events
- Revolving Loan Fund
- 2-1-1 Emergency COVID-19 Hotline
- AZ Commerce Authority Updates
- Arizona Governor’s Executive Orders
- Heritage Area/State Historic Parks
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Primary Contacts
Additional links to business support programs will be included as the United States Congress and the Arizona State Legislature act to provide businesses possible financial and regulatory relief.
With the United States Congress expected to act on another stimulus bill over the next several days, it is important for local businesses and workers to understand the programs and funding in place to keep them afloat and workers paid until the economy stabilizes. However, support will also be needed during recovery, and the page will include ways to jumpstart businesses during this period.
For more information regarding the portal please contact either of the following persons:
John Courtis, Executive Director
Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
Julie Engel, CEcD
Chief Economic Architect
Greater Yuma EDC
899 Plaza Circle Drive, Suite 2
Yuma AZ, 85365