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Greater Houston Business Recovery Center

As businesses of all sizes across industry sectors continue to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, company leaders must begin to plan for the recovery period that lies ahead.

 

In an effort to build a business-led recovery initiative for the greater Houston region, the Partnership has established the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center (GHBRC), which will provide guidance on policy and financing related to recovery programs.

 

This page will be updated as new information, programs and resources become available.

About the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center

The Greater Houston Business Recovery Center is a business-led recovery program connecting businesses to available recovery resources. As a first step in this program, the Partnership aims to inform its members and the broader Houston business community about federal programs and opportunities designed to help companies weather and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. 

In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to add resources and tools businesses need to recover. 

State & Local Recovery Resources

State and local governments have developed resources to assist businesses navigating the current situation and recovery. 

This detailed report helps Texans understand phase one by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations. The report also includes a series of Open Texas Checklists that outline DSHS minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.

The Office of the Texas Governor provides COVID-19 updates, resources, and information for Texas businesses.

With 14 locations, the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network open and available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Texas Association of Business is working to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.

The Houston Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders provides a list of all approved SBA lenders in the Greater Houston area.

The Houston Business Journal published an article on how the top PPP lenders in Houston are handling applications, which includes a list of the top 25 landers with the most local PPP loans approved from April 6-9, 2020.

The Texas COVID Relief Fund will provide critical funding and resources to organizations across the state working on the ground to support the economic recovery of local communities. Funds raised will be distributed through grants focused on the areas of community and economic development, healthcare, and education.

Houston Work Safe Program

It's important that we reopen businesses in our region safely, sustainably and successfully. To aid companies planning to reopen or expand their operations, the Partnership is sharing a set of principles to help businesses develop plans to protect the health of their employees and customers, minimizing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. 

COVID-19 Resources

This page is designed to provide resources and information around the virus to businesses and individuals in our region. We will continue to add updates as new information becomes available. 

Reopen Houston Safely Report

This report uses the frameworks of federal and state guidance and considers the unique healthcare conditions and industry needs in the Houston region. These guidelines and resources are intended to support businesses across the greater Houston region as they reopen and remain focused on the steps needed to resume work safely, sustainably and successfully. 

COVID-19 Business Forum

The Partnership's COVID-19 Houston Business Forum is a digital series providing the latest information and analysis on the crisis and its economic impact. These presentations with local experts and business leaders are being conducted via teleconference. Sign up for an upcoming event or watch previous presentations. 

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Have Questions About the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center?

Please contact Partnership Public Policy Director Ben Melson for additional details. 

Ben Melson
Director
Public Policy
E
bmelson@houston.org
P
713-844-3621
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