EL PASO CHAMBER AWARDED ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BUSINESS SUPPORT
EL PASO, TEXAS – The El Paso Chamber (EPC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded funding from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). This funding will allow EPC to expand its Business Solutions Center’s technical support services for business, especially for those local businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On behalf of El Paso businesses, we are grateful to partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce on this effort, a continuation of the work we started at the beginning of the pandemic,” explained EPC President and CEO David Jerome. Arlene Carroll, SVP Commercial Banking Manager at WestStar Bank and Chairwoman of EPC, added, “We recognize that businesses in El Paso need guidance in these difficult times. As we emerge from the pandemic, the Chamber is ready to assist businesses in reengaging and rebuilding.”
EPC has directed over $2 million dollars to local business since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The customized, confidential training and coaching has been pivotal to hundreds of businesses that needed a helping hand during the pandemic. These additional federal funds will allow the Chamber to assist more local businesses with an eye to building their sustainability in the near, post-pandemic period.
For more information about the Business Solution Center and how to apply for support through the Chamber, contact [email protected]