Small Business Resources

REVISED Downtown Temporary Road Closures
July 31 - August 30, 2020

Parts of Hartz Avenue will be closed to allow for restaurants and retailers to expand their offerings in an alfresco setting while adhering to Social Distancing requirements. Friday 2:00 AM - Sunday 11:00 PM. Hartz Avenue Closure, Diablo Rd to Prospect Avenue, does not include Prospect Avenue.

Revised Hartz Avenue Closure Map 07292020 (PDF)

Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal

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Join us as we create a movement to support ALL of California’s small businesses – which define our neighborhoods and create economic vitality in California.

We have partnered with industry leaders and small business experts to provide California’s small businesses with the tools and resources to help them adapt to the new marketplace and create in-person and online safe shopping experiences for us all. 

Contact-less Menus foR RESTAURANTS

Your Town Monthly has put together options starting at just $50 for local businesses to use QR codes for contact-less menus.
Contact-less Menu Flyer (PDF)

WDB Contra Costa COVID-19 Resource Hotline

As part of their #BounceBackContraCosta campaign, the WDB is providing information and resources to help businesses and employees/job seekers navigate through this crisis. Call 1-833-320-1919  M-F, 8:30am to 5:00pm, or email

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 

support needed email: 
or call 833-ASK-SBDC

SBA Loan Application Status: 800-659-2955

EAst Bay economic Development Alliance (East BAy EDA) BUSINESS RECOVERY Info

For a list of COVID-19 resources, check out a comprehensive resource guide by visiting East Bay EDA Covid19

For any questions, please contact