As COVID-19 pandemic continues, we urge you all to remain calm and support local business by ordering online, doing curbside pick-up, etc. Many businesses are doing their best to still serve you! For information on LOCAL businesses and their accommodations at this time follow the link below.
Cassie Arias, MBA, BSW
City of Deming/Deming Luna County Economic Development
Economic Development Coordinator/Director
575-546-8848 ext. 118
320 S. Silver Avenue
County of Luna
Luna County Community Projects Director/Small Business Owner
700 S. Silver Avenue
Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce
800 E Pine Street
Christie Ann Harvey
Small Business Development Center
575-546-6556 ext. 4105
2300 E Pine Street, Room 112
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly.
Following are links to a variety of resources provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.
-Guidance For Employers - How to plan and respond to the Coronavirus
-Workplace Tips - Tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
-Corporate Aid Tracker - How businesses are helping nationwide
-Resilience in a Box - A toolbox to help businesses put a plan in place (created by the US Chamber Foundation in partnership with the UPS Foundation)
-More Resources - Including consolidated, business-specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
-An Employer Q&A, Barnes & Thornberg, LLP
-Guidance for Business from the Small Business Administration
-SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New Mexico Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Am I eligible for unemployment benefits?You may be eligible if the situations described below apply to you:
How to Apply:
Employer Layoff Avoidance:
Disaster Assistance LoansIn order to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans for up to $2 million to a qualifying business that cannot access credit elsewhere. These are low interest loans that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster's impact. Interest rates are 3.75% for profit, 2.75% non-profit.
Read the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet:
SBA International Trade Assistance: contact Edward Herrara at (505) 670-5957 or Edward.Herrera@state.nm.us.
COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program
The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has created a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. NMEDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000. Loan proceeds are flexible and can be used for (and not limited to) the following:
Contact Johanna Nelson, Johanna.Nelson@state.nm.us or (505) 469-6204.
LEDA Zero-Percent Interest Loans
For assistance with LEDA loans, contact Cassie at email@example.com
The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 Hotline. Public health and other experts will answer health-related questions about COVID-19. The team can also direct residents and health care providers to the right resources in their local communities and in other state government departments.
The hotline is 1-855-600-3453.
Click Here for Frequently Asked QuestionsVisit the following links for the most current information from the CDC:
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A little planning can ensure smooth business operations and protect public health at the same time. All individuals should continue to take the following basic personal-hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the virus: