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Wake Forward: A Program to Assist Small Businesses

COVID-19 Resource Center ,

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our communities in ways we never could have imagined.

While each of us has been affected, small and independently owned businesses have certainly felt the brunt of the impacts.

Recognizing that small businesses are the backbone of our community, Wake County has launched Wake Forward, a small business relief program that aims to provide loans to small business owners struggling financially due to COVID-19. The goal is to help them in the short-term, so they can get back on their feet in the long-term.

To be considered for Wake Forward funding, businesses must:

  • Physically located in Wake County
  • Have between 1 and 100 full-time employees
  • Documentation showing revenue lost due to COVID-19

Download Wake Forward Info Sheet

Application goes live today, May 20, at 12:00 noon.

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