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As Texas slowly opens up, please pay heed to the phases and functions of those businesses opening back up. The guidance in Texas is led by a group of various departments, including the Texas Health and Human Services (DSHS). Below, is a DSHS link providing guidance intended for employers, employees, and customers of retail businesses reopening under the Governor’s Executive Order issued on April 17, 2020.

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. These loans, made through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), will primarily be used for payroll so that employees can continue to receive paychecks and small businesses can retain their employees and will be partially or wholly forgiven. "Small businesses and their employees are at the heart of the Texas economy, and they need support during these difficult times,” said Governor Abbott. “These loans will help us revitalize our economy and restore Texans’ livelihoods as we respond to COVID-19." Link to Press Release: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-goldman-sachs-liftfund-announce-50-million-in-loans-for-texas-small-businesses
There is so much at stake, $675 billion, in fact! Hidalgo county falls below the state and national response rate for the 2020 Census. There is still time to respond, take the easy steps at www.2020Census.gov. Your response will assist in the distribution of $675 billion in federal funds to be used towards education, infrastructure, healthcare, housing assistance and so much more, right here in Hidalgo County. Don't fall behind!
On March 1, the U.S. Census Bureau disclosed the Census Questionnaire Assistance (CQA) phone numbers available to the public for assistance during the 2020 Census. The English and Spanish language lines will be available to provide general information about the 2020 Census, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), via an automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. English 844-330-2020 • Spanish 844-468-2020 The CQA IVR and live CSR support on all language lines will end on July 31, 2020. Most residents throughout the country will begin receiving their invitations to respond to the Census starting Thursday, March 12. The invitation will include instructions for responding to the 2020 Census online, with households in areas less likely to respond online receiving a paper questionnaire that they can return in the mail. By mid-April, all households that have not yet responded will receive a paper questionnaire. The Census Bureau asks that you include everyone who lives in your home as of April 1 and residents are asked to use the Census ID included in the invitation. You can also respond without it by providing your address. For more information, please visit 2020census.gov or census.gov.
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Founded in 1988 the McAllen Economic Development Corporation ( or MEDC) is a non profit corporation funded by the City of McAllen to generate job growth by attracting new industry and helping existing companies to expand. Part of McAllen’s success has been the explosive growth of Reynosa, Mexico. Just across the United States – Mexico border, both communities have collaborated to create one of the most recognized industrial sectors home to several fortune 500 companies. The MEDC is committed to being a single point of contact to industrial businesses; whether your manufacturing needs are in McAllen or Reynosa, we provide services at no cost to the companies seeking cost effective manufacturing strategies to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

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