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Bureau of Economic Development           

January 25, 2021

Did you know the Paycheck Protection Program Has Restarted?  Jump start your progress. 

This is great news for you and your business!

The new round of relief expands eligibility for new borrowers, and allows first-round borrowers to access the program again. The list of newly eligible borrowers includes non-profit organizations and businesses from qualifying industries. Learn more at our free webinars listed below and keep moving forward.

Register for Our Webinars!

  • Lets Tackle the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Together: Round 2 PPP Webinar for Southland Businesses
    Date and Time: January 26, 2021 10:00 am (CDT)
    Join the Southland Development Authority (SDA) for a comprehensive overview of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), what's new this round, who's eligible and more. Attendance is free but registration is required. Please share widely with your networks!

Register here

  • Paycheck Protection Program Round 2
    Date and Time: January 26, 2021 11:00 am (CDT)
    Join the Small Business Borrowers National Partnership for New Americans, the Self-Help Federal Credit Union, the American Business Immigration Coalition, and other Community Recovery Initiative partners for an update on what to expect from the next round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The meeting will be of particular interest to non-profit organizations and small businesses.

Register here

  • It’s Your Turn: Time to Survive and Thrive – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and More
    Date and Time: January 27, 2021 2:00 pm (CDT)
    As a small business owner, getting the cash you need to survive and thrive is likely one of your greatest challenges. As 2021 starts, help is on the way with the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Join us for this free event and learn more!

Register here

  • Mental Health and Wellness Support for Restaurant Workers
    Date and Time: January 28, 2021 at 10:00am (CDT)
    As restaurant and bar workers strive to cope during this time, join the Illinois Restaurant Association and panelists from Hope for the Day, HUB International, and UnitedHealthcare for a webinar offering ideas, programs, and resources that may be helpful right now.

Register here

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars

  • Serving Outdoors – How Restaurants Are Using Their Space in the Winter
    Date: February 11, 2021 at 10:00am (CDT)
  • Vaccination Rollout Info for Illinois Restaurants
    Date: February 25, 2021at 10:00am (CDT)
  • Managing Your Taxes, Finance, and Cash Flow
    Date: March 11, 2021 at 10:00am (CDT)

In Case You Missed It

  • January 22, 2021 10:00 am (CDT) Webinar for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application walkthrough with US Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, and Bureau of Economic Development Chief, Xochitl Flores.

Watch it here!


  • Were you able to attend the American Business Immigration Coalition and our partners, for a briefing and analysis of President Biden’s immigration bill?  Senator Bob Menendez was part of the event. 

If not, watch it now.