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SoCo Launch - Business Disaster Assistance

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Knowing what to do during an emergency is key to keeping your employees and customers safe. SoCo Launch offers a one stop shop for business disaster preparedness, response, and recovery information. For timely information about emergency events such as evacuations, warnings, shelters and road closures, visit

The EDB Business Assistance Team is here to help! If you have any questions about the resources listed in this guide, please reach out to us directly at or (707) 565-7170.

California Salmon Fishery Closure 2023

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the California Salmon Fishery Closure 2023 that occurred April 6 – Oct. 31

Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 4 percent for small businesses and 2.375 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years and are restricted to small businesses without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

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