Gail Noggle, Executive Director – Economic Development Alliance, Bolivar/Polk County, is available to any local business seeking help during this COVID-19 outbreak. You can reach her at (417)849-5466 or by email at

Join Gail for a weekly Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. each Monday to discuss COVID-19 concerns regarding your small business and where to find resources. To receive an invitation, please email or

We have compiled some of the most pertinent information for you as a business owner or manager or for your employees. Follow us on Facebook at

To watch Gov. Parson’s Daily Briefing regarding COVID-19 or to see the latest information on the number of cases in Missouri reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, click here.

The Economic Development Alliance & the City of Bolivar have partnered together to set up an online fundraising campaign to raise money to help support our local businesses during the financial struggles they are experiencing due to the COVID19 crisis. Patronicity is a crowdfunding platform where we have launched our campaign, Survive and Thrive — Bolivar MO Disaster Relief Fund. To make a donation, visit You can help in many ways, make a small or large donation, share it with your family and friends, share on your Social Media accounts and get the word out.

Check out this link and share it with your friends. Let’s work together to make this happen.

Launch of Patronicity Crowdfunding Program to Benefit Local Businesses in Bolivar – posted 4/24/20

Check out this link and share it with your friends. Let’s work together to make this happen.

Small Business Development Center Offers Resources – Posted 4/24/20

America’s Small Business Development Centers and its partners are doing their part to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information about grant funds and other resources on the America’s SBDC website here.

The Missouri Small Business Development Center and the Missouri State University are offering Q&A sessions and workshops for businesses who are navigating these financial conditions. Visit their website here.

Unemployment Questions– 4/13/2020

If you have a question regarding the filing of unemployment due to COVID-19, review this FAQ shared by the Missouri Job Center by clicking this link: FAQ for unemployment questions.  (Please note the email in the second paragraph should be .)

What is available for your business (posted 4/2/20)

Chamber video for employers and families (posted 4/2/20)

  • Missouri Chamber legislative experts Matt Panik and Kara Corches outline what the bill means for Missouri employers and families in this video.  Relief efforts covered:  Available aid for businesses, business tax provisions, unemployment insurance measures, paid leave amounts and limits and individual stimulus checks.

Link to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (posted 4/2/20)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) (posted 4/2/20)

Payment Protection Program:

SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Loan can be forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Find out more here.

Other SBA assistance

This Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act will provide information for the Payment Protection program, as well as Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), SBA Debt Relief loans and SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program. Should you experience problems completing your online SBA application for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, call 1-800-659-2955, press 2 when prompted, then press 2 again. For more information, download the Guide here.

The CARES Act also provides for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUa) and Pandemic Federal Additional Compensation (PFAC). The Missouri Department of Labor is awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. For information, click here.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (posted 4/2/20)

More Information regarding Business Relief

Shared Work Unemployment Compensation program

Support for non-profit agencies:

DED activates economic development network:

KPM CPAs share details regarding FFCRA

Missouri receives Federal Disaster declaration: