Creating an economic landscape for a better and brighter future.
Dunwoody is truly in the middle of it all, offering an array of advantages that make exploring, living, working and doing business here a wonderful and rewarding experience.
Special note about COVID-19: Dunwoody's Economic Development Department is a resource for local businesses navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On March 18, 2020, Congress passed H.R. 6201. This bill responds to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free COVID-19 testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. Find more information here.
Free Teleworking Resources
Perimeter Connects, a service of the Perimeter area who have worked with a number of our employers, have provided a bundle of resources for employers to implement a remote work program quickly and effectively. Find more information here: https://perimeterconnects.com/businesscontinuity/
Georgia Commute Options has created a webinar series that will offer practical guidance on how companies can maximize productivity and decrease employee stress while navigating responses to COVID-19: https://gacommuteoptions.com/
Additional Federal and State Information & Resources
- Georgia Chamber of Commerce Resources
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Resources & Guidelines for Business
New information for filing for unemployment, mandatory filing by employers for partial claims, and reemployment services
State tax deadline extended
On March 23, Gov. Kemp announced he would be extending the tax deadline in Georgia to July 15, in accordance with the new federal tax filing deadline announced by President Trump last week.
Specifics on the plan, however, have not been released, though Kemp said that guidance on the move will be released in the days ahead.
The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. Learn more here.
Emergency Help for Small Businesses
Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses. The application is now live using this link. Loans are available for small business and non-profit organizations. While terms will be established on a case-by-case basis, many will have a thirty-year repayment term with first payments not due for up to twelve months.
Apply for a grant from Georgia Power
Georgia Power is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve. Preference is given to Georgia-based organizations with goals to improve the quality of life of Georgia residents. Non-profits are encouraged to apply. Visit this link to find out if you qualify.
Navigating Dunwoody through the distance
Looking to support Dunwoody businesses during these trying times? Discover Dunwoody is keeping a growing list of restaurants, retailers, and attractions that have modified their operations. Here's an online form to add information to the list to help Dunwoody navigate through the distance. #EverythingWillBeOK
The Giving Kitchen
The Giving Kitchen is working to help restaurant workers through this tough time. Visit their website to donate to their efforts or to apply for assistance.
The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber
The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber has created a new Facebook group, Engage Dunwoody, to support small business owners and employees in Dunwoody during this time of uncertainty. It's designed to be a forum for questions like this: What can we do to support you during this time of social distancing? Do you offer delivery or curbside pickup? Do you have an online store where gift cards may be purchased? What do you want the general public to know?
Join to share and connect.