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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES FOR THE SOUTHFIELD BUSINESS COMMUNITY


RESOURCES FOR RE-OPENING BUSINESSES! 

Oakland County Re-Opening Took Kits

Oakland County created the COVID-19 Re-Open Kit to provide small business owners, local communities, nonprofit and faith-based leaders with materials and guidelines to help resume activities safely in this new environment caused by the pandemic. The Oakland County Re-Opening Kit Contains: Digital COVID-19 toolkit, Physical tote of personal protection equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies, ReOpen Resource Guide, ReOpen Poster - We Care About Your Safety, Community Resource Flyer and Printable Social Distancing Decals. 

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Business & Workplace Guidance  

Quick Reference Guide for Return to Work Best Practice by Jaffe Law 

PMBC COVID-19 Procurement Platform

City of Southfield is Open for Business! Check us out online instead of in person!

The City of Southfield website is well prepared to keep business moving! Our web site offers a range of services that make it possible for people to interact with city government without physically visiting any city buildings. You can easily make dozens of transactions to keep our economy going strong.

Find additional opportunities to connect with us online at www.cityofsouthfield.com


Click on the following links for potential funding resources:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/

https://www.oakgov.com/covid/businessrelief/Pages/default.aspx

http://miwf.org/mwf-entrepreneur-resilience-fund/


Here are some other resources to help your business grow and thrive during this challenging time:

FEDERAL RESOURCES:

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) DISASTER ASSISTANCE RELIEF

STATE OF MICHIGAN RESOURCES:

The Michigan Small Business Relief Program will provide up to $20 million in support for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding is divided between $10 million in small business grants and $10 million in small business loans to support businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow and the continued support of their workforce. Funds for the program are expected to be available no later than April 1, 2020.

OAKLAND COUNTY RESOURCES:

OTHER AREA AGENCY RESOURCES:

 


 

The City of Southfield is the premier business address in Michigan. With more than 27 million square feet of office space and over seven million square feet of retail and industrial space – Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center. In fact, Southfield boasts more office space than the central business districts of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis or Kansas City. Southfield is home to over 10,000 businesses including more than 100 “Fortune 500” companies. Why do so many companies chose Southfield? Simply put, because Southfield offers businesses advantages that others cities don’t. An impressive 98 percent of the City is accessible to high-speed fiber optics, broadband and satellite services, and several backbones traverse the community. The City’s extensive infrastructure, access to a footprint of citywide fiber optics and central location are just a few of the many reasons why businesses choose Southfield.

Redevelopment Ready

The city of Southfield was awarded a Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification in 2016 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipal assets. 

Redevelopment Ready Communities have been qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning, along with other key features that remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors. Certification status provides a compelling sign that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive and attractive to investors.

Office Location & Hours of Operation


Rochelle Freeman, Business & Economic Development Director
26000 Evergreen Road (2nd Floor of the Administration Building)
Southfield, MI 48037-2055

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: (248) 796-4161
Mobile: (248) 250-1898
Email: rfreeman@cityofsouthfield.com