The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on all of us. The City of Orange is committed to supporting both our residents and businesses, each requiring their own unique approach. We continue, where possible, to adapt our services for residents, including everything from keeping our parks open to temporarily suspending "No Parking for Street Sweeping" enforcement.
We have been doing the same for our business community. We continue to explore and find new ways to provide business support, while adhering to COVID-19 public health guidelines. In order to expand these initiatives, it’s important to have the right data to help focus our efforts where they are needed most. To this end, the City has sent a survey to all licensed Orange businesses to gather input on how we can continue to evolve and adapt to serve their needs.
If you are a business owner in Orange, and want to participate in the survey, you will find it at https://orangeca.seamlessdocs.com/f/BusinessSurvey. We also want to ensure you are aware of the many business resources available to you during this pandemic, including:
Small Business Administration (SBA) - Visit sba.gov to access financing through a variety of programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Loan Assistance, and Express Bridge Loans.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Visit orangecountysbdc.org for workshops, technical assistance, and no-cost business consulting services.
California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) - Visit caled.org for California specific business information and resources.
Orange County Business Council (OCBC) - Visit ocbc.org for Orange County specific business information and resources.
Orange Chamber of Commerce - Visit orangechamber.com to connect with other Orange businesses and join the Support Orange - Shop Orange initiative.
For more information, visit our website at www.cityoforange.org, or contact our Economic Development Team at (714) 744-2222.