County to reach out to small businesses following latest shutdown


May 12, 2021

Linn County will again reach out to small businesses affected by Gov. Kate Brown’s recent actions to ban indoor dining at restaurants and bars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday morning.

The commissioners approved allocating $1 million in state or federal stimulus funds expected to arrive here next week.

Board Chair Nyquist said he believes the funds need to be dispersed as soon as possible since small businesses are again facing the challenge of making payroll and paying taxes.

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