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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Small businesses to receive COVID-19 help

Federal representatives tell West Plains Chamber meeting relief coming in loans and grants


Last updated 3/26/2020 at 12:43pm

WEST PLAINS – A $2.2 trillion stimulus package passed unanimously by the Senate late Wednesday night contains $377 billion in funding designed to help small businesses.

“There is a lot of relief targeted at small businesses,” Washington 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers told West Plains Chamber of Commerce members during a call Thursday morning.

“There was a sense that we had to get relief to small businesses,” she added. “This is a backstop to help our economy.”

The funding is federally guaranteed, Small Business Administration 7A loans for businesses under 500 employee...

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