COVID-19 Resources

Suffolk Economic Development, as a Department of the City of Suffolk, is compiling information on business assistance programs for the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the information below is intended to be used as potential references for you or your business. As information is rapidly changing, please check back regularly to view updated information as it becomes available.

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program

To support small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19, the Suffolk EDA has committed financial assistance with the COVID–19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Contact Gregory Byrd via phone at 757-514-4042 or email with questions.

Round 3 of the October Distribution Small Business Assistance Grant is now open. Click the link below to access the applicable grant documents.

Access the Grant Instructions and Application

WOW – Workforce Opportunity Wednesday
Resources for Workers/Employees

YesSuffolk - Business Workforce Hiring List

With the intent to support our community’s businesses and job-seeking population we have created an online Business Directory Tool of Suffolk-based businesses (and surrounding region) who are actively recruiting.

Access the Business Directory Tool

Resources for Businesses

Federal, State and Local Loans, Resources, and Guidance

Available resources for businesses affected by COVID-19 includes information on loans, guidance, small business assistance, and more.

Access the Resources for Businesses

Information on Suffolk Plan Submission and Inspection

Provided below are instructions on how to submit site and building plans for the Planning & Community Development Department to review. Inspections are still being conducted in a revised format. Learn More

Weekly Economic Development – Planning & Community Development Pre – Submittal meetings are still being conducted, but are now remote using WebEx. If your business would like to participate in the Friday morning inter-disciplinary planning meeting prior to submitting your Building or Site Plan, please reach out to Gregory Byrd, Suffolk Economic Development Department at 757-514-4042 or to reserve your day/time.

Other Sources of Support

Learn more about additional sources of financial support for businesses.

Access the Other Sources of Support

Support Local Restaurants

Click below for a listing of independently-owned Suffolk restaurants and their Delivery or Curbside pick up options.


Contact Us

We recognize, appreciate, and understand the uncertainty many businesses and their staff are currently facing and want to assure you that we are working to support you.

Suffolk Economic Development Department can be reached by contacting:

Kevin Hughes           757-514-4043
Gregory Byrd            757-514-4042
Deanna Holt             757-514-4049
Terry Smith               757-514-4045
Mitzi Carr                  757-514-4047

To reach another City of Suffolk department call 757-514-4000