August 14, 2020

Census Bureau Begins Door to Door Visits

If you haven’t completed the census, expect a knock on your door. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.  Based on the current national self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. As of August 9th, Davie County ranked fourth in the state, with 67.7% of the county’s residents having responded. But that means thousands still need to be counted, and millions of dollars in federal funds are yet at stake.   Up […]
July 29, 2020

Connecting Employers and Job Seekers

By Jeanna Baxter White DavieWorks.com Offers One-Stop-Shop for Employers and Job Seekers Are you looking for a job? Do you have a position to fill? DavieWorks.com is your answer.  Davie CONNECT’s online employment portal connects Davie County employers and job seekers with recruiting, training, and career resources within Davie County. “DavieWorks.com was created to connect people to the specific resources and services that can help them find employment or for businesses to shine a spotlight on the positions they are trying to fill,” said Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT and the creator of DavieWorks.com. “It is meant to serve […]
June 30, 2020

Energy United Property Ties in With Mocksville’s Comprehensive Plan

By Jeanna Baxter White The largest single-owner piece of property in downtown Mocksville will soon be on the market.  Energy United is selling a five-acre tract that starts at the corner of Sanford Avenue and Salisbury Street, includes Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater and the Energy United building, and ends in the West Depot corridor. The utility has given the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) the right to purchase the property before it goes on the market.  DFI Analysis Will Provide Ideas For Property’s Uses & Community Value Recognizing the value of the property for downtown development and expansion, the […]
April 22, 2020
Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!

Census Reporting is Critical to Davie County’s Economic Recovery

Davie County Makes Top Five in NC for Census Reporting Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!  “Number five is good but with a little more effort, I think we can make it to #1,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, urging Davie County residents to respond to the Census and to encourage their friends, family, and co-workers to do the same.  “The census is a once-every-10-year event. It’s critical that everyone is counted so that we aren’t at a loss for the […]
April 3, 2020

CARES Act Overview and Loan Comparison

Overview and Comparison of New SBA Loan Opportunities An Overview and Comparison by the SBA of Loans Through CARES This information comes to us from the SBA and compares the relief loans available to small businesses as well as giving business owners the details of next steps to take. SBA Emergency Loans The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocates $349 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the current circumstances they are encountering. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, modifies the existing Emergency Injury […]
April 1, 2020

Free Online SBA Loan Webinar

Free Small Business Loan Webinar, Monday, April 6th at 11 a.m. Confused about the ever-changing governmental programs designed to support small businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic? Find out more about SBA loan programs through this timely webinar co-hosted by the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).   Get More Information About Loan Opportunities The goal of this webinar is to review two lending opportunities offered by the SBA: Paycheck Protection Program Injury Disaster Loan We will also review regional economic recovery strategies coordinated by the PTRC. How to Register Registration is free, but spaces are […]
March 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

EDC Update for Local Small Businesses This update contains important information from Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, for small businesses. 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. Loan Guarantees Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. This also includes independent contractors and self-employed businesses. Download Your Guide Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis […]
March 27, 2020

Relief for American Businesses and Employees

Relief for American Workers and Businesses Read a summary of the Covid Phase 3 Unemployment Insurance and Tax Provisions to Relieve American Workers, Families, and Businesses, approved today by the federal government. The CARES ACT SUMMARY The CARES ACT summary below details the provisions made for the assistance of American workers their families and businesses during the government restrictions brought about by COVID-19 infections. This document summarizes recent unemployment insurance and tax provisions and outlines the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act. Relief for Non-Profits Included Emergency Unemployment Relief for Governmental Entities and Nonprofit Organizations is also included in […]
March 26, 2020
Tips for supporting Davie County Business during COVID-19 restrictions

Tips for Supporting the Local Economy

Tips on What You Can Do to Help Small Businesses Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands Often, and Follow the NC Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines. Follow the Social Media Channels for Small Businesses in your Community. Connect Virtually with Small Businesses for Products and Services. Comment and Share Posts from Small Businesses. Shop Small/Shop Local Online or Over the Telephone. Leave 5-Star Reviews for Businesses that You LOVE. Order Take-Out from Local Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Bakeries, etc. Promote Your Positive Experiences on Social Media. Buy Gift Cards NOW and Use Them Later. Buy Items NOW for Future Pick […]