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, 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, City of Somerton, and 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.
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.