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The City of Elyria is devoted to providing accurate information and resources for Elyria businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know this is a challenging time for business, and there are a lot of unknowns. We’re here to support in connecting you to local, state, and federal COVID-19 response resources that can get your business through these unprecedented times.

Contact the Director of Economic Transformation & Business Services:
Dawn Calvert | | Phone: 440-281-0992


The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College have announced a small business emergency relief grant program in order to assist small businesses throughout Lorain County with the financial hardships imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Grants will range from $1,000 to a maximum of $2,500, and will awarded until funding is exhausted. The application will be released on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 AM.

Learn More and Apply

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint, Travelers, Merck, and S&P Global Foundation is supplying $5,000 grants to as many small employers as they can to provide relief and supplement for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 10-Minute application will be released on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 PM.

Learn More and Apply


The Office of Small Business Relief
The State of Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Small Business Relief identifies and provides direct support to nearly 950,000 small businesses throughout the state to assist with challenges that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic and position them for a strong rebound.

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Looking to understand the Ohio Department of Health’s Stay-At-Home Order from Director Dr. Amy Acton, and if your business is essential? Read the order here.

For a complete list of essential business and operation details, click here.