Businesses and workplaces can download signage to post in prominent places, to help educate and inform residents and visitors about face coverings.
Reopening & Safety Guidance
Business & Employer Resources
The Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) is a central point for businesses to reach out in the event they need assistance. The BEOC also serves as a connection between the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and businesses that might have goods or services needed by the EOC to perform their duties. The BEOC was formed after Hurricane Florence with the hope that no businesses fall through the cracks during any future disasters in our area.
The Wilmington Chamber is serving as the key partner with the county to set up the Business EOC. The dedicated phone number for the BEOC is 910-762-2611. The email address is email@example.com.
New Hanover County launched a variety of financial aid and COVID-19 relief programs utilizing American Rescue Plan funds in response to the needs of our community. A $4.5 million grant program for businesses, established in collaboration with the city, and a $700,000 grant program for nonprofits, were established in the summer of 2021. Applications for both grant programs have now closed. In addition, New Hanover County provided $1.3 million in Small Business Grants through CARES Act funding in June 2020.