Loans could help some: Effort aims to help small businesses during crisis

20 Mar 2020

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a statewide economic injury declaration for the state. The declaration qualifies small businesses throughout the state to apply for SBA disaster assistance loans.

“As Nebraska steps up its efforts to combat coronavirus, we’ve limited the size of public gatherings and asked people to stay home when possible,” Ricketts said. “These temporary measures are vitally important to public health, but they present challenges for the day-to-day operations of many small businesses. Nebraska is grateful to the SBA and Administrator Carranza for offering much-needed financial assistance to our hard-working store owners and entrepreneurs at this time.”

Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins agreed.

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