Business Impact and Recovery

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses from Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
A list of tools and resources to support the Oregon and Washington business community is available on the MCEDD Economic Resiliency page. 

COVID-19 Resources from the Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Columbia Gorge Small Business Development Center can provide business counseling free of charge for businesses trying to determine the best financing resources or develop an updated business plan that incorporates online strategies and other necessary shifts in their business models to reflect needs today. Contact them at 541-506-6121 or online at

Information provided by East Cascade Works to assist businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19

We are committed to supporting impacted employees and businesses to the greatest extent possible. To this end we have summarized the current guidance on how both workers and employers can access support in Oregon. 

  • Individuals who cannot work may apply for unemployment insurance. Please encourage them to complete the online application as the phone lines are swamped with calls. Further, individuals who apply for unemployment DO NOT need to come into a WorkSource Center to complete their application. More information on how to apply can be found at:
  • If your business is experiencing impacts from COVID-19 and needs assistance, please contact the following resources:

  • WorkSource The Dalles
    700 Union Street, Suite 105
    The Dalles, OR 97058
  • WorkSource Bend
    1645 NE Forbes Road, Suite 101
    Bend, OR  97701
  • WorkSource Redmond
    2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
    Redmond, OR 97756
  • WorkSource Klamath Falls
    801 Oak Avenue
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601