COVID-19 | March 27, 2020
The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office has launched a new dedicated online resource for the business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The web portal will be a one-stop site for businesses to get the latest information on government updates, relief packages and services offered by the City.
COVID-19 Business Relief Portal
The page also includes a COVID-19 Business Relief Portal. The Business Relief Portal is a self-selection tool that helps identify relief programs and incentives that best apply to specific business needs and links to the government source of support. It also includes information on employee support, financial assistance and upcoming webinars and training sessions, offered by the City, that include topics such as building online/ecommerce to help Mississauga businesses mitigate the economic impacts as a result of COVID-19.
“We understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on local businesses. Many are concerned about how they will weather this economic storm. Our City has taken measures where possible, such as deferring taxes to reduce financial stress during this challenging time. Our Economic Development Office is equipped and ready to support our businesses, small and large, with one-on-one support. We will continue to consult with our Economic Development Advisory Board as this situation unfolds and support local manufacturers interested in retooling their operations to produce essential medical supplies needed to battle this virus,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie and City Councillors continue to meet virtually with members of Mississauga’s Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy, as well as possible solutions to this economic challenge.
“This is a difficult time for many businesses and employees here in Mississauga and our Economic Development Office is committed to ensuring business operators and employees have the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Bonnie Brown, Director of Economic Development. “We continue to work closely with all levels of government and regional partners to provide the most up-to-date information for companies to learn how they can gain access to the programs and relief opportunities available to them.”
The Economic Development Office remains virtually operational offering:
· Business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at 905-896-5016
· Business Advisors ready to provide guidance and support with the emerging and immediate needs of the business community
· Webinars and online training to entrepreneurs and small businesses replacing previously scheduled in person seminars
· Information about provincial and federal support for businesses at thefutureisunlimited.ca/covid-19.
For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus