Economic Development

**UPDATE** San Bernardino County announces Small Business Stimulus Package



San Bernardino County has announced a $30 million COVID-19 Compliant Business Program for small businesses that have less than one hundred employees. This program was created to assist small businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit the County’s website below and fill in your information to find out if your business is eligible. Eligible businesses may receive up to $2,500. The program will be available on Thursday, May 14th (subject to minor delays).

In addition, the County has opened up a Self-Certification COVID-19 Training Course to allow businesses to “self-certify” as COVID-19 compliant. The certificate will help customers feel safer and more at ease to enter those businesses. The course is also scheduled to be available Thursday, May 14th (subject to minor delays) on the County’s website.

To find out if your business qualifies for the COVID-19 Compliant Business Program or to take the online COVID-19 Training Course, please visit the county website at http://sbcovid19.com or call the COVID-19 hotline at (909)387-3911.


COVID-19 and Small Businesses

As we continue to monitor the conditions, there has been an increase in new cases nationwide and raising concerns about the spread of the virus. The California Department of Public Health has ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of critical infrastructure sectors. We recognize that these events may have impacted you and your business.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) has continued to monitor Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the situation is quickly evolving.

Please view the link below to stay updated on all new information.


Responsibilities

The Economic Development Department focuses on fostering private and public sector investment within the City. The Economic Development team is responsible for:
  • Business attraction, retention and expansion efforts
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Increasing the City's workforce and senior housing stock
  • Improving the quality-of-life via an array of services intended to support these goals

Among its responsibilities, the Economic Development Department directs and oversees the City's real estate functions including:
  • Acquisitions, disposition and leasing
  • Developing and administering Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP), the HOME programs, and the Housing Rehabilitation and Sewer Connection Program (HRLP-SCP).
  • Formulating and implementing innovative, new incentive programs
  • Orchestrating affordable housing development
  • Facilitating the creation of new, living-wage jobs
  • Grant writing, infrastructure development, workforce development and other initiatives set forth in the Agency Redevelopment Plans.