Elevate Rapid City now assisting the community online

RAPID CITY, S.D. -As small businesses continue facing uncertainty with the rapid spread of COVID-19, many are trying to find new ways to reach the public and keep their products on the market.

Locally, Elevate Rapid City is using its online platforms to reach out to the public. On Thursday, the organization will host an online conference with medical professionals, to inform the community.

In addition, they are in contact with small businesses about how they can adjust to these changes.Closed Sign

Elevate opened its “Rapid City To Go” Facebook page, for the public to stay up to date on closures and more. Currently, many businesses are transitioning to a grab-and-go system.

The city isn’t currently experiencing mass lay-offs but Elevate is planning ahead, just in case. They have a plan in place to help local businesses recover from the economic toll.

“We’ve got a loan fund that we are ready to look at and be flexible with to deploy very quickly. We’re taking a little bit of time to see what happens, what comes in with the feds first and then we are going to put some of our assets to bear in the community in a big way,” says CEO Tom Johnson.

As of now, many states are waiting to see benefits from a federal stimulus package, which aims to provide economic relief.

You can find more information here, on the Elevate Rapid City website.

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