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 SuffolkEDA@suffolkva.us with questions.
The first round of funding is now closed, but we do expect a second round of Grant funding to be released and will provide more information at the appropriate time.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your day/time.
Support Local Restaurants
Click below for a listing of independently-owned Suffolk restaurants and their Delivery or Curbside pick up options.
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: