Return to Work Resources
Read about returning to work and reopening guidelines (Phase 4) State of Illinois.
The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has a variety of resources for manufacturers to utilize:
- Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Centeronline forum is an excellent venue to pose questions and learn from others.
- Illinois Manufacturing Helpline is still open and taking questions
Check out the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) Resource Base. Find the reopening services and supplies you need.
The Management Center has published guidelines to guide states as they are lifting restrictions. For questions leaders should ask themselves to prepare for reopening, check out Checklists for Reopening Business After COVID-19
Technical Assistance for Small Businesses: There are a variety of new loan products (see more below) on the market to assist businesses currently. We are pleased that our grantees, Women’s Business Development Center, with a location in Richton Park offers excellent resources and tools to assist businesses navigate this landscape. For example, Cash Flow Solutions for Small Businesses is a good place to start. In addition, the new Southland SBDC which grew of the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative is offering webinars how to apply for SBA funds.
State of Illinois ‘What is Essential?” Quick guidance on what is considered essential for businesses to maintain operations.