Shelby County to provide $300,000 in relief loans to area businesses and workers – FOX13 News Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Small businesses have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, but relief may soon be coming for businesses in Shelby County.

Today the Shelby County Commission is meeting to discuss a loan program.

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The loan program would consist of $300,000 to help small businesses and workers.

Under the current health directive, restaurants must operate at 25% capacity and close at 10 p.m.

No specific details of the program have yet been released.

The committee meeting started at 8:30 a.m.

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced the relief package yesterday during the county’s bi-weekly COVID-19 press conference.

$110,000 was recently donated to local community theater organizations, Harris said.

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