Business Resources for Employers & Employees

Small Business Resources

Owners of small businesses (and employees) in Wildwood may benefit from the links below:

St. Louis City/County $5,000 Zero-Interest Loan Program for Small Businesses

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and the St. Louis Development Corporation launched a new zero-interest loan program of up to $5,000 over two years towards working capital (rent, payroll, accounts payable) for any for-profit business in St. Louis City/County that has sustained economic damage due to COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Loan Program is now available in Missouri, and across the country.  This low-interest loan program provides small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 up to $2 million over a 30-year term to use towards working capital. 

The Missouri Department of Labor is making unemployment insurance benefits available to those employees that are out of work due to COVID-19.

St. Louis County adopted Executive Order 15 (EO-15) on March 21, 2020, implementing a Stay at Home Order in effect from 12:01 a.m. on March 23 until 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2020.  The Stay at Home Order requires that all “non-essential businesses” are closed and that only “essential services” are allowed to remain open.  

Main Street America has compiled existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis.