Linn County Contributes to Jobs and Small Business Recovery Fund
Linn County has contributed $25,000 to the Jobs and Small Business Recovery Fund that supports the Recovery Program assisting small businesses impacted from the September 2016 flood event in the Downtown district, including Kingston Village and Czech Village/NewBo.
During the flood event, safety was the number one priority and an evacuation zone was established surrounding Downtown Cedar Rapids. Businesses in the 28-foot evacuation zone closed their doors for a week and faced property damage, loss of sales and products and incurred expenses during flood preparation, evacuation and cleanup.
The Jobs and Small Business Recovery Program was created in partnership by the City of Cedar Rapids, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Small Business Development Center and the Economic Alliance. To date, nearly $200,000 has been awarded to 91 businesses in these areas.