By Joshua Huff, sports editor
A new website created by the Alabama Small Business Commission was unveiled on Monday in an effort to provide small business owners with one-stop information throughout the coronavirus pandemic, state Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced.
The website, www.atlasalabama.gov, was created to provide information related to Small Business Administration loans and assistance, unemployment claims, tax relief programs along with other initiatives. In addition, the website, Atlas Alabama, guides businesses with details on how to remain complaint during the coronavirus pandemic with links to each state, county and municipal health order currently being enforced in Alabama.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is already providing small business owners with unprecedented challenges and frustrations, so they should not have to struggle to find the information necessary to survive in the current economic climate,” Ainsworth said. “As new small business programs are announced and revised health orders go into effect, the website will be updated in order to provide the most timely and accurate information possible.”
The Legislature placed the Alabama Small Business Commission under the authority of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in 2019.
The 22-member commission is tasked with formulating “policies encouraging innovation of small businesses in the state” and advising the Department of Commerce in promoting small businesses within Alabama.