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Preparing for the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Rutherford County

Our office aims to be a resource for anyone in the local business community who has any questions or issues as we move forward in this state of emergency. Our Business Development Coordinator, Stephanie Rzonca, will be suspending regular Rutherford Business Boost meeting requests, but will be available to you via phone and email if a need should arise. We want to provide you with the resources currently available to business owners at the state level, as well as some local news and information about the effort to contain this virus. We will continuously update this page with the latest news and information. 

Need us? 
Call 828-287-6200 

State, and Local Response

Read the Order's FAQs for more information and refer to Phase 2 Guidance and Guidance for Businesses.


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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Guidelines

CDC Guidelines for Businesses & Employers
Current guidance for COVID-19

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 Information and Guidance

North Carolina Department of Commerce
Solutions for NC Businesses & Employers
The North Carolina Department of Commerce offers this page of resources below to help you navigate common issues you may encounter, as you help your company weather the unusual circumstances COVID-19 has brought to our state.
One good way to get started? Call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) toll-free at (800) 228-8443. 
The experienced business counselors at Business Link North Carolina, which people also call "blink" or 'BLNC,' take questions over the phone and will then point you in the right direction towards answers and solutions. Counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  The BLNC team will connect you to the appropriate organization for assistance.  All inquiries will receive a confidential response within three (3) business days.  “Se Habla Español.”