NWIRC continues to monitor the COVID-19 public health crisis and pass along resources to help our regional manufacturers with their current challenges and business contingency planning. We offer this page of federal, state, and local resources to address many aspects of your concerns regarding employees, customers, and your supply chain. This information will be updated on an on-going basis. We are here to support the manufacturing sector navigate these turbulent times. Please CLICK HERE to reach out to one of our Strategic Business Advisors to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

We encourage you to stay in close communication with your suppliers, customers, and freight companies to see how they are doing, assess operational changes, and to see if they might be able to help with specific challenges and vice versa. Clarify with them how to best stay informed and up to date about any disruptions. Evaluate your cybersecurity protections and re-educate employees. Cyber-criminals exploit situations of confusion and chaos so there is sure to be an uptick in phishing schemes and other potential security breaches.

WORKPLACE AND EMPLOYEES

Employee Safety and Exposure

Unemployment and Medical Leave

Layoff Aversion

Training and Development

(For those working at home or have the time to learn and grow)

 

WORKING CAPITAL (GRANTS AND LOANS)

Federal

Erie County

 

SUPPLY CHAIN

 

PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES

 

Other Resources