COVID-19 Resources for Business

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are far reaching. Although at its center it is a personal and public health issue, nearly every part of society is being disrupted in an effort to slow the spread and save lives. The Economic Development Office of the City of University Place remains active as a resource for businesses during this emergency.

This page will be updated as new information is released. We want to keep you informed and provide you with links to resources for your business during this emergency. Please check back often.

Information You Can Use

  • Congress has added funds to the Paycheck Protect Program and applications may be made for a second round of loans. The Small Business Administration provides information and loans are made through financial institutions. Loans are offered through May 31, 2021.
  • Applying for PPP Loan forgiveness: The application form and instructions that will be used to apply for forgiveness of PPP loans is now available. 
  • COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. These are 30-year, low interest loans. The Small Business Administration has more information and an application portal.
  • Track the Numbers: The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has put together an excellent dashboard for those desiring the track the numbers related to COVID-19 locally.  A most recent view of this site shows that there has been a total of 58 cases and 1 death in University Place related to COVID-19.
  • Healthy Washington Recovery Plan: View Governor Inslee's regional phased re-opening plan for Washington State.
  • The City's Planning and Development Services Department is up and running. However, most interactions will be done through email and phone. Please Do NOT come to City Hall for assistance. Please check the Planning and Development Services webpage or call 253.460.5406.
  • Tacoma Public Utilities is offering extensions for payments, but they must be requested.
  • Check out the Business Info Series on the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce or the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County websites.
  • The Employment Security Department is fielding a massive volume of phone calls at the current time. Check out these Key Steps to help your employees. Their website provides the information you are seeking in many cases.

Archive of ED UPDates

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May 1, 2020
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April 3, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 20, 2020

Questions? Contact Becky Metcalf, Economic Development Project Assistant.