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Help For Businesses During COVID-19 Situation

Governor Mike DeWine has announced that only essential businesses should remain operational and should be staffed only by essential personnel and employees whom can work from home during the COVID-19 containment effort. This guidance, which can be found HERE, and the governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, carry major implications for employers in Westlake and across the country, as well as their employees. 


Fortunately, numerous public and private organizations are working to provide aid in the form of tax relief, low income loans and suspended insurance payment plans. 


Below are useful links to available information and funding programs: 


U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program:

  • In conjunction with American Management Services,  Inc., the USCM has launched a program called Partner America with the goal to help small businesses navigate the number of funding options available at the local, state and federal levels.
  • www.partneramerica.us

U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance:

  • Offering up to $2 million in low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.
  • www.SBA.gov

U.S Chamber of Commerce:

  • Working closely with the White House, US government agencies and foreign governments to inform and equip businesses with important information
  • www.uschamber.com

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief:

  • The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by COVID-19. 
  • Payment Deadline extended to July 15, 2020
  • www.irs.gov

ODJFS COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance:

  • The Ohio Jobs & Family Services has created a page to answer questions about COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
  • www.jfs.ohio.gov

Economic & Community Development Institute Loan Program:

Utilities & Service Providers:

Workforce Training Resources:

From the Governor’s Office:

Find more COVID-19 resources HERE.


Contact Us

  1. Michelle Boczek


    Economic Development Manager
    Email
    Phone: 440-617-4313

    Economic Development Department


    27700 Hilliard Boulevard
    Westlake, OH 44145

    Phone: 440-617-4313
    Fax: 440-617-4324 

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The Economic Development Department coordinates activities for the attraction and retention of businesses.

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Demographics

Demographic information according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau

Taxes


City of Westlake tax rates are one of the lowest in Cuyahoga County.  The chart below shows a comparison of real property tax rates for select cities.  Our municipal Income Tax Rate is only 1.5%.
Comparative Tax Rates (PDF)