As the organization charged with economic development in Lincoln County, LEDA assumed the responsibility of keeping our small businesses and the manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the county as informed as possible. Our Small Business Specialist and Existing Business Manager kept updated news, recommendations, and resources, distributed to critical contacts as speedily as possible. According to feedback, the support LEDA provided allowed businesses and companies to utilize best practices in keeping their constituents safe and healthy. Furthermore, LEDA was reliable in delivering financial assistance updates imperative to the survival of many.
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For LEDA’s latest business information, check out our surviving a pandemic/recession resources.
Ed Young, Denver Outdoors
“Thank you Rhonda, I have never met you, but you do an exceptional job keeping small business informed in Lincoln County. This is a unique time.”
Marcy Rau, Vintage Rescue
“I would like to personally thank you for all the information you have sent over the past few weeks. Out of all organizations, associations, city, etc., your organization is the only one who have kept in touch with all of us during this crisis.”
Jo-Ellen Corsley, UMAR
“I just want to reach out and thank you for being so diligent with your email and resources. It is much appreciated! Stay healthy!”
David Lee, Robert Bosch LLC
“The information we receive from LEDA regarding COVID-19 is essential to assure we are providing our associates with the safest working environment possible. Sharing of best practices and the most effective hygiene measures is valuable to our business and in our employees personal lives.”
Laurie McGee, Hydac Technology Corp
“During the uncertain months since COVID-19 was recognized as a factor to be dealt with, LEDA has continually been a presence for our company. We rely on LEDA to inform with new information from the CDC, Lincoln County Department of Health and other local agencies in the fight to keep our employees informed and healthy. Many thanks for all you do and keep up the good work!”
Covid-19 catapulted everyone into fear of the unknown. In uncertain times, a community must surround itself in the leadership and services necessary to navigate such uncharted waters for better or worse. Lincoln County, North Carolina rose to the occasion with swiftness and deliberate action. Lincolnton and Lincoln County, North Carolina, had your best interests in mind with every decision made since Covid-19 first crept into daily life.
EXPOSED TO COVID
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Website
Lincoln County Health Department triage line, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm: 704-736-8510.
Atrium Health triage line, 24/7: 704-512-5700 – Website
Novant Health triage line, 24/7: 877-499-1697
For after-hour concerns or general questions please dial 211 for assistance or call the 24/7 Coronavirus Helpline at: 1-866-462-3821.
BUSINESS OWNER SURVIVAL
Lincoln Economic Development Association
Numerous resources are available to business owners to assist with navigating the financial hardship faced by many from the current situation. For more information, visit: Surviving a Pandemic/Recession
Stay update to date with Coronavirus (COVID-19) information throughout the region and state. Learn more.
Golden LEAF Foundation
Golden LEAF Foundation is providing a NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. Businesses are eligible to apply for bridge loans of up to $50,000 with six months of no interest or principal payments. Learn more.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Disaster Loan Program is now open for North Carolina businesses to apply. The program offers low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Learn more.
Small Business & Technical Development Center
Small Business & Technical Development Center (SBTDC) Learn more.
Small Business Center Network
FREE Small Business Classes to Online Learning starting with “Preparing Your Business for the Threat of Coronavirus” as well as many other business classes. Learn more.
Essential Worker Resource: CDC Healthcare Professionals
Teachers, Students, and Parents: LCSStrong2theCore
Elderly Care: NC Senior Care Council or Social Security Administration
Veterans Services: (704) 736-8506 Lincolnton County Veterans Services
Benefits/Unemployment: NC Works Unemployment Insurance Claim
Medicaid or Food Stamps 704-732-0738 NC-Epass
Child Care in Lincoln County 704-922-5206