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.

Jobs List

In support of the Suffolk business community and our job-seeking population, we have created a listing of available job openings. Click the link below to view businesses in the City of Suffolk (and surrounding region) who are actively recruiting.

Access Available Job Openings

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.

Round 4 of the Small Business Assistance Grant is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this program.

Other Sources of Support

Learn more about additional sources of financial support for businesses.

Access the Other Sources of Support

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 gbyrd@suffolkva.us 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.

restaurant update

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:

Gregory Byrd            757-514-4042       Gbyrd@suffolkva.us
Deanna Holt             757-514-4049        Dholt@suffolkva.us
Terry Smith               757-514-4045        Tasmith@suffolkva.us
Mitzi Carr                  757-514-4047        Mscarr@suffolkva.us

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